Suggested answer to exercise: Evaluation of a nurse-run asthma school, 6

Question 6: From the table of overall Sickness Impact Profile, what can we conclude about the shape of the distribution of the overall Sickness Impact Profile?

Suggested answer

The distribution is positively skew. The median is considerably less than the mean, the standard deviation is greater than the mean, the median is near the lower limit of the range.

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