B The principle of justice requires that all people be treated fairly, including equal access to health care for all.
This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. When a difference in an outcome eg, pain between exposures eg, treatment groups is observed, one needs to consider whether the effect is truly because of exposure or if alternate explanations are possible.
In the previous issue, we discussed aspects of statistical testing and precision to explore the question of whether an effect is real or due to chance. This article takes a look at the potential for bias and its impact.
Bias relates to systematic sources of error which need to be considered. The internal validity of a study depends greatly on the extent to which biases have been accounted for and necessary steps taken to diminish their impact. Bias may preclude finding a true effect; it may lead to an inaccurate estimate underestimate or overestimate of the true association between exposure and an outcome.
Significance testing in itself does not take into account factors which may bias study results. Bias can be divided into three general categories: This article focuses on confounding.
In a clinical trial, this can happen when the distribution of a known prognostic factor differs between groups being compared. Confounding factors may mask an actual association or, more commonly, falsely demonstrate an apparent association between the treatment and outcome when no real association between them exists.
The existence of confounding variables in studies make it difficult to establish a clear causal link between treatment and outcome unless appropriate methods are used to adjust for the effect of the confounders more on this below.
Confounding variables are those that may compete with the exposure of interest eg, treatment in explaining the outcome of a study. General characteristics of confounders include the following: A true confounding factor is predictive of the outcome even in the absence of the exposure.
Although a potential confounding factor PCF may be causative, it might not be. The primary requirements are that an independent relationship between the factor and the outcome exists and that the PCF not be the result of the exposure or the outcome.
In fact, many of the PCFs which often must be evaluated are proxies for variables which are complex and difficult to measure Fig.Develop their skills in reflective practice; use a blog, journal or wiki space during the role play or simulation, and afterwards to assess students' participation and to evaluate the role play or simulation as a learning experience.
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