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# EBP II

### Evidence Based Practice II- UWS Quarter 5 -Exam 1

Question | Answer |
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P-value | probability of false positives in the study result |

Null Hypothesis | will be 0 for the difference in groups; while the null will be 1 for OR, HR, RR |

Mean | the average, this will be the middle of the bell shaped curve |

Median | he value that divides a series of numbers in half when they are listed in order, this will be used for skewed data that does not conform to the bell shaped curve |

Mode | the most frequently occurring number in a series |

Standard deviation | found using the patient population, square root of the variance, (the average sum squared difference from the mean); measurement of participant variability, measurement in the variability of data, how spread out it is |

Interquartile Range | the interquartile range (IQR), also called the mid-spread or middle fifty, is a measure of statistical dispersion, being equal to the difference between the third and first quartiles. IQR = Q3 − Q1 |

Skewed distribution | non-normal bell curve |

Normal distribution | normal bell curve, symmetric around the mean with the mean as the peak of the curve going out toward but never reaching 0 |

Standard error of the mean | found with the clinical data, the spread of the sampled means for the data gathered, the measure of the precision/variability of the measurement (SD) |

Confidence Interval | “the neighborhood of the truth” An estimated range of values around a point estimate. |

Type I error | stating there is a difference in groups when there isn’t one , incorrectly rejecting the null hypothesis AKA failure to accept the null, will result in false positives |

Type II error | stating that there is no difference in groups where there is one, incorrectly accepting the null hypothesis AKA failure to reject the null, will result in false negatives |

Power | the probability to correctly reject the null hypothesis when you should. Mathematically defined as 1-Type II error rate, depends on: sample size, difference between groups and type 1 error |

Clinical significance | Is the study result of practical interest? Do other findings matter? |

Chi-square test | comparison of categorical data for large sample chosen, may be used to compare groups…test whether observed frequencies are different from expected frequencies in a data table Fisher's exact test: categorical for small sample chosen (>5 subjects) |

The t-test | a statistical test used to detect the difference in two means, two groups, and factor in variability in data commonly used for continuous data, comparison of 2 different groups |

The paired t-test | a t-test for used when comparing two means that are within the same group Ex. The mean at the beginning of a study and the mean at the end of the study, comparison of dependent groups |

Wilcoxon test | a test for statistical significance of data that is not on a normal bell curve distribution (non-parametric), used for paired data–used for group comparisons, rank testing |

Mann-Whitney U test | a test for statistical significance of data that is not on a normal bell curve distribution (non-parametric), used for unpaired data –used for group comparisons, rank testing |

ANOVA (analysis of variance) | A way to analyze groups of means to see if they are equivalent or not; if the ANOVA model fits the data well, and if a statistically significant difference is detected then post-testing is conducted |

Post-hoc testing | compare the group pairs, done in the second stage of statistical analysis…three types: Tukey-used if the groups are unequal in size Bonferroni-for both equal and unequal groups Scheffé-very conservative to minimize type 1 error |

Linear regression | explains the differences in means. A calculation of the line of best fit passing through a set of data, which will allow for prediction about direction and amount variables change |

Multiple linear regression | explains the differences in means, in addition to explaining the differences in groups it can also be adjusted for age, gender, smoking, cancer etc… |

Logistic regression | allows for comparison of differences in odds between groups, results are an odds ratio which is a slight over estimate of relative risk |

Multiple logistic regression | in addition to explaining differences in OR between groups, they also adjust for age, gender, smoking, cancer etc… |

Parametric tests (3) | t-test, ANOVA, regression |

Non-parametric tests for ranking (2)and Categorical Data (2) | for ranking: Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney; for categorical data: Chi-square, Fisher’s exact |

Absolute Risk (AR | Mainly used with RCT Probability of disease in the exposed group minus the probability of disease in the unexposed group Represents the excess risk due to exposure to the factor under investigation |

Numbers Needed to Treat (NNT) | the number of patients who would need to be treated in order to prevent one additional bad outcome |

Numbers Needed to Harm (NNH) | the number of patients who would need to be treated in order for one bad outcome to occur |

Clinical questions correlate to what type of study design? Diagnosis | Cross-Sectional analytic study |

Clinical questions correlate to what type of study design? Harm | Cohort study, population based case control |

Clinical questions correlate to what type of study design? Prognosis | Cohort study |

Clinical questions correlate to what type of study design? Treatment | RCT, Systematic review |

Hills Postulates: Temporality | Cause must come before effect |

Hills Postulates: Repeatability | The effects must be repeatable |

Hills Postulates: Biological Gradient | the does response effect—small dose and small response v. big dose and bigger response |

Hills Postulates: Reversibility | de-challenge v. re-challenge aka the interventional effect |

Hills Postulates: Plausibility | Does what’s happening makes sense according to biological knowledge at the time |

Error Types (2) | Systemic error: bias Random error: chance |

Cross-Sectional Design | assess health status and exposure level of subjects at a point in time |

Case Control | retrospective observational study comparing diseased and non-diseased groups |

Cohort | prospective observational study comparing diseased and non-diseased groups |

RCT | prospective experimental design where the sample is broken into 2+ groups who are then put into categories such as treatment, placebo, alternative treatment, double dosage etc. |

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