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Understanding and Using Clinical Data: Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature for Understanding and Applying Results from Clinical Trials Into Your Practice

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Clinicians need to be cautious about relying on results summarized in medical journal abstracts because one study found 18-68% of abstracts in the 6 “top –tier” medical journals contained information not verifiable in the body of the article.

2. Critical appraisal focuses on finding the positives of the study rather than the problems in the study.

3. Which of the following terms represent the degree to which a study achieves the aim for which it was designed?

4. When considering usefulness of studies and external validity, which of the following outcomes are important:

5. Which of the following study designs has the strongest internal validity:

6. Bias in studies tends to favor the intervention.

7. Confidence intervals (CI) are more helpful than P-values in evaluating study findings.

8. Many experts of critical appraisal of studies recommend avoiding reading which section of the medical literature publications?