Clinical Significance: Definition & Example


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Which statistical method of calculating clinical significance has two steps, including determining the RCI (reliability change index) but not accounting for regression to the mean?

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1. Which statistical method of calculating clinical significance uses data points from the subject of the study instead of a pre- and post-test score?


A medical or mental health treatment has clinical significance if _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is clinical significance? You can assess your knowledge of this term and some go over some examples of it by completing the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are covered on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • A condition that determines whether a mental health treatment has clinical significance
  • The importance of Neil Jacobson, Dirk Revenstorf and William Follette
  • Characteristics of clinical significance
  • Statistical methods of calculating clinical significance

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about determining the clinical significance of a mental health treatment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on clinical significance
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of clinical significance and how it is calculated

Additional Learning

Gain more insights about this topic using the lesson named, Clinical Significance: Definition & Example. Thanks to this lesson, you can:

  • Determine what statistical significance is
  • Compare and contrast the different methods for finding clinical significance
  • Review the contributions of Jacobson