TITLE

EFFECT SIZE REPORTING IN CURRENT HEALTH EDUCATION LITERATURE

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Matthew Lee; Honor�, Heather H.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p130
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study evaluated four health education journals for prevalence of effect size reporting among articles using statistical analysis techniques yielding variance-accounted for effect sizes (i.e., analyses of variance and regression). One hundred thirty-six articles, meeting exclusionary criteria, were analyzed for effect size reporting using a content analysis rubric. Of the articles examined, 133 articles (97.79%) reported statistical significance test results (i.e., p values); however, only 43 reported variance-accountedfor effect sizes (31.62%) and 11 (8.09%) interpreted these effect sizes in terms of practical significance. Based on study results, effect sizes and corresponding practical significance should be uniformly reported in health education literature.
ACCESSION #
36181637

 

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