Practical v Statistical Significance Discussion Essay Assignment
I’m working on a health & medical discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Statistical significance means there is certainty in the results not being due to chance. However, if a result is statistically significant, does that mean it is practically significant or important? Provide an example.
Section 5: Collecting and Analyzing Data
Review “Section 5: Collecting and Analyzing Data,” from Chapter 37: Operations in Evaluating Community Interventions, located on the Community Tool Box website.
Jacobsen, K. H. (2017). Introduction to health research methods: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett. ISBN-13: 9781284094381- Custom (Available as a custom eBook – includes only Chapters 26 and 27) Situating Global Health Fieldwork Ethics within the Right to Health – Health and Human Rights Journal (hhrjournal.org)
Fink, A. (2013). Evidence-based public health practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN-13: 9781412997447
Health and Medical In Prognosis Discussion
Eric Johnson is a 21-year-old Caucasian male who is in his senior year of college. The patient has a history of seasonal allergies. He does not remember what his allergist told him to take for his allergies in the past. He wants to know what he can take. He presents to the clinic today with complaints of a stuffy nose, shortness of breath, fever TMAX 102 at home, and a productive cough. He also notes that over the past few months he has also noticed a watery discharge and burning when he urinates. He does admit to having unprotected intercourse last month. He undergoes rapid testing and a chest x-ray while in the clinic. His diagnoses are pneumonia, chlamydia, and seasonal allergies.
Clinic Vital Signs: BP 125/75, HR 116, Temp 102.5, O2 94%. He has no known drug allergies.
Q1. What are the recommended medications to start this specific patient on? Please provide the drug class, generic & trade name, and the initial starting dose.
Q2. Please discuss the mechanism of action of each of the drugs you listed.
Q3. Please discuss the side effect profile of each medication you listed.
Q4. Are there any interactions between any of the medications you prescribed?
Q5. What other non-pharmacological interventions would be suggested?