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Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd Edition
The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis
Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience.
Updated May 2013.
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1-sided significance tests
Test of statistical significance in which deviations from the null hypothesis in only 1 direction are considered. Most commonly used for the
36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), version 1, vitality (energy/fatigue) subscale
A subscale of the SF-36, a standard, short-form health survey that uses 36 questions to yield an 8-scale profile of a patient’s functional health and well-being; physical and mental health; and health utility based on preferences. The SF-36, as a generic measure, does not target a specific age, disease, or treatment. Rather, it is used to compare the relative burden of various diseases and to differentiate the benefits of different treatments. The vitality subscale of the SF-36 is a 4-item subscale for assessing vitality, energy level, and fatigue that takes 1 to 2 minutes to administer. For more information, see the following Web site for the survey:
5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5-HT
) selective antagonist medications
Antiemetics used in the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting.
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