Basics of Statistics for Clinical Research in Hand Surgery

Roberto Rosales, Isam Atroshi
2018 Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano  
AbstractStatistics, the science of numerical evaluation, helps in determining the real value of a hand surgical intervention. Clinical research in hand surgery cannot improve without considering the application of the most appropriate statistical procedures. The purpose of the present paper is to approach the basics of data analysis using a database of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to understand the data matrix, the generation of variables, the descriptive statistics, the most appropriate
more » ... appropriate statistical tests based on how data were collected, the parameter estimation (inference statistics) with p-value or confidence interval, and, finally, the important concept of generalized linear models (GLMs) or regression analysis.
doi:10.1055/s-0038-1675587 fatcat:nol7niavrvfibhc4yw4l72me2q