Median has come to be known for its fair reflection in the case of outliers. However, it is not a perfect statistic. Let me tell you about 3 defects of it.
Let’s find out why physicians sometimes contradict each other from a statistical perspective. And see how students can learn from that.
Swiss students discuss what Cochrane is and what the Cochrane logo represents. They also talk about their experiences of the Cochrane Colloquium held in Vienna 2015 (which was themed around ‘filtering the information overload for better decisions’) and the role of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines at the Colloquium.
Let’s figure out how the epidemiologists determine the diagnostic thresholds by studying the cases of anemia and type II diabetes.
Come with me. I’ll show you the best way to display the efficacy of a drug. And the pitfalls around it. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the world of Number needed to treat.
This blog looks at the importance of the use of video games or stimulation games for the use in physiotherapy treatment, in relation to aiding patients with proprioception post stroke. It analyses an article looking at balance training post stroke using the Wii Fit balance board and balance games. Reviewing the article and suggesting whether it is relevant or requires further studies or investigations.
When dealing with a difficult question, we tend to seek the answer for a simpler one, that seems to be relevant. However, a seductive trap awaits us here. Come with me, I’ll show you the world of surrogate endpoints.
Confused about Hazard Ratios and their confidence intervals? This blog provides a handy tutorial.
Come help the Informed Health Choices project develop a new tool for evaluating EBM educational materials.
This post talks about the real meaning of p-value. No fancy words. No complicated definitions. Only simple notions included.
Why you too should be writing for Students 4 Best Evidence
Here we will address the problem with cancer screening interventions regarding the potential benefits and harms of these strategies.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a common condition that can be caused by multiple factors and can affect quality of life. Rehabilitation involves strengthening of the quadriceps but there is debate about if treatment should focus on being selective to the vastus medialis component of quadriceps. The following is a critical appraisal of a study which investigates if selective strengthening is more beneficial than general strengthening.
Mechanical neck pain is prevalent in the general population. Adjusting the spine (spinal manipulative therapy) is complex and controversial, largely based on the Chiropractic concept of a joint “subluxation”. This blog is a critical appraisal of a study examining the acute effects of a single and multiple level thoracic manipulation on chronic mechanical neck pain.