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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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MONTERREY GUTIERREZ, Pedro Agustín  and  GOMEZ-RESTREPO, Carlos. Beyond p value. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.3, pp.574-586. ISSN 0034-7450.

Introduction: In medicine the p value has had an important place because of its contribution. In addition the confidence intervals and new formulations of significant test are used every day as a way to identify clinically relevant results. Objective: To describe the criteria and the significant test beyond the p value. Results: Confidence intervals and significant tests are review to identify in data analysis clinically relevant findings. Conclusion: The p value, confidence intervals and the identification of clinically relevant findings by means of superiority, non-inferiority and equivalence hypothesis are fundamentals in clinical research.

Keywords : P value; confidence intervals; relevant clinical difference; statistical signification.

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