In this episode we talked about why it is important for ALL clinicians to read papers (and be confident doing so), and hopefully imparted some tips on how to read a paper along the way. We touched on p values (and why 0.05 is not the magic number), confidence intervals, reliability, number needed to treat (NNT) and the minimal clinically important difference (MCID). And if there was one key takeaway for everyone: learn about effect sizes.
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About Rod Whiteley:
Dr Rod Whiteley PhD is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, who was awarded a fellowship in the first cohort in Australia. He subsequently spent time on the College of Sports Physiotherapy’s Board as Chief Examiner and has worked with a number of professional and international teams and individuals in Rugby League, Rugby Union, Baseball, Football, Squash, and Athletics.