A guide to survival analysis for manual therapy clinicians and researchers

Mark J. Hancock*, Christopher G. Maher, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa, Christopher M. Williams

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    Survival analysis is a statistical approach used to study time to an event of interest. The approach is highly applicable to the manual therapy discipline, yet is rarely used. This masterclass aims to present a simple overview of survival analysis aimed at both clinicians and researchers in the manual therapy field. Specifically the masterclass aims to 1) describe situations where survival analysis is appropriate to use 2) describe unique characteristics of survival data including censoring of participants 3) describe analysis methods for survival data including log rank test and Cox regression 4) describe the interpretation of results from survival analyses including survival plots and hazard ratios.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)511-516
    Number of pages6
    JournalManual Therapy
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


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