An illustration of errors in using the P value to indicate clinical significance or epidemiological importance of a study finding

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From: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(Vol. 44, Issue 8)
Publisher: American Venereal Disease Association
Document Type: Author abstract; Clinical report
Length: 53 words

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We conducted a simulation study to illustrate that P values can suggest but not confirm statistical significance; and they may not indicate epidemiological significance (importance). We recommend that researchers consider reporting effect sizes as P values in conjunction with confidence intervals or point estimates with standard errors to indicate precision (uncertainty). DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000635

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A500499950