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By S. Nassir Ghaemi

Obtainable and clinically suitable, A Clinician's consultant to statistical data and Epidemiology in psychological future health describes statistical techniques in simple English with minimum mathematical content material, making it ideal for the busy doctor. utilizing transparent language in favour of complicated terminology, barriers of statistical recommendations are emphasised, in addition to the significance of interpretation - in place of 'number-crunching' - in research. Uniquely for a textual content of this sort, there's huge insurance of causation and the conceptual, philosophical and political components concerned, with forthright dialogue of the pharmaceutical industry's position in psychiatric study. by means of making a better knowing of the realm of analysis, this ebook empowers health and wellbeing execs to make their very own judgments on which records to think - and why.

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The problem with these bivariate analyses is that they will correct the experimental predictor for each one separately, but they do not correct it for all variables together. Let us suppose that the experimental predictor is coffee drinking and the outcome is cancer; and let us suppose that the main confounding factor is smoking but that this effect is primarily seen in older smokers rather than younger smokers. Thus, the confounding effect involves two variables: smoking and age. If Predictor2 is smoking, and Predictor3 is age, then this combined effect will be underestimated in serial bivariate equations.

As described in Chapter 9, effect sizes come in two varieties, absolute and relative. Absolute effect sizes are amounts, such as the difference between drug and placebo on a mood rating scale. If drug leads to 5 points more improvement on the rating scale than placebo, 29 Section 2: Bias then the absolute effect size between the two treatments is 5. Effect size can also be relative. If 80% of those on drug improved markedly versus 20% of those on placebo, then the relative effect size is 80/20 = 4.

The authors compared patients who died in follow-up (n = 50) versus those who lived (n = 54) and indeed they found differences (using a magnitude of difference of 10% between groups, see Chapter 5) in hypertension, obesity, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and lung disease. The researchers only conducted statistical analyses correcting for diabetes, but not all the other medical differences, which could have produced the outcome (death) completely unrelated to antidepressant use. Thus many unanalyzed potential confounding factors exist here.

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