ADAPTING THE TEACHING OF STATISTICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

A.V. Garcia Luengo

University of Almeria (SPAIN)
Nowadays, it is essential the use of statistical packages, in the resolution of problems with great quantity of calculations. The objective of this communication is for preparing applications, which are of a great help to transmit information with a great saving of time. Doing this, we encourage the introduction in the classroom of materials, resources and new technologies in the education and learning of Statistics.

We aim an exhibition of the theoretical basic knowledge and the most applicable statistical methods, and concretely to the physiotherapy studies, for whose pupils, the following example was set out.

In order to extract conclusions, we will realize the study on the education destined to children for the acquisition of good postural habits. The bad positions can cause pain. The infantile population must be educated to adopt a good position during your life.
The sample is composed of hundred seventy five individuals and this sample has an age between eight and ten years old. First of all, a descriptive study is firstly introduced and also the information is analyzed graphically. Finally we prove that the pain exists for early ages and the feminine sex is predisposed to suffer the pain.

Once completed this study, the student should be able to undertake evaluations of the patient, collecting and interpreting data, which may allow to prepare a diagnosis, in order to decide on the appropriate physiotherapy procedures to treat this malfunction,

All the results have been carried out, using the statistical package "SPSS", and the outputs are shown and interpreted to pupils with the Power-Point programme.