Interpreting Statistical Reports of Tests and Measurements - PT18

Interpreting Statistical Reports of Tests and Measurements

by Morey J. Kolber, PT, PhD,OCS, CSCS,*D
(4.1 / 399 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


With the advent of evidence-based practice, an increased responsibility has been placed on clinicians to understand and apply evidence to patient care. Many clinicians have recognized this responsibility only to find themselves at an impasse when arriving at the results and data analysis section of a journal article. The ability to interpret research requires a process of active learning and a reasonable starting point, as numerous statistical tests, analyses and measurement principles exist. With the evolving paradigm shift toward evidence-based practice, many clinicians have begun to recognize that reproducibility (reliability) and validity are necessary considerations when choosing a test or measurement. With an understanding of reliability and validity, clinicians can recognize the merits and limitations of a particular test and thus have confidence in their interpretation of the clinical examination.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide an introductory framework for clinicians who want to interpret statistical tests of reliability and validity. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the clinical utility of the more common statistical values of reliability
  • Differentiate change in a measurement that represents true difference from change that represents error
  • Understand the clinical utility, merits and limitations of statistical values of validity

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0575 for 2/23/19 to 2/23/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-518157 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TN PT Association for Class 1 CE Requirement. (aproval no. 2017-217 for 5/12/17 to 5/11/18).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE010143 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-194 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 03/16/15 to 03/16/19.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 11/29/17 to7/31/19.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 3/25/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/25/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2020


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Williston M - Pelham, MA  ·  Jan 23, 2020
Helpful review of tests/measures
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amber v - Yonkers, NY  ·  Jan 15, 2020
The article is confusing but the proper information that is necessary is provided. It allows for readers to easily understand the topic.
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Meghan L - Asheville, NC  ·  Dec 30, 2019
Excellent review will be applying this daily during clinical reviewing work.
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Niti M - Richmond, TX  ·  Aug 03, 2019
This course provided good info on how to read a report but nothing new to me
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Sandra J - Huntington Beach, CA  ·  May 16, 2019
Good explanation of how to interpret tests and measurements.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50