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# Why are statistics important in nursing research and how does it apply to nursing practice

Why are statistics important in nursing research and how does it apply to nursing practice

Importance of statistics in nursing research is :

1. Statistics help to choose the appropriate research questions.
2. It helps to identify the study design for research
3. Helps to critically analyze results
4. It provides meaning to data

Statistics apply to nursing practice in the following ways:

• Helps to find association between pattern of  symptom and specific disease.
• Helps to compare the efficacy of various treatment options.
• It helps to study pathophysiology of a disease.
• Helps to study prognosis of a disease.
• Helps healthcare workers to choose diagnostic test or treatment options over another.
• Statistics are an intergral part of research.
• Statistics also helps to effects of nursing practice on the healthcare workers.
• Statistics helps to formulate guidelines to help healthcare workers in daily nursing practice.

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