A Cure for the Common Wart A study conducted by researchers was designed “to determine if application of duct
tape is as effective as cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen applied to the wart for 10 seconds every 2 to 3 weeks) in the treatment of common warts.” The researchers randomly divided 51 patients into two groups. The 26 patients in group 1 had their warts treated by applying duct tape to the wart for 6.5 days and then removing the tape for 12 hours, at which point the cycle was repeated for a maximum of 2 months. The 25 patients in group 2 had their warts treated by cryotherapy for a maximum of six treatments. Once the treatments were complete, it was determined that 85% of the patients in group 1 and 60% of the patients in group 2 had complete resolution of their warts. The researchers concluded that duct tape is significantly more effective in treating warts than cryotherapy. Source: Dean R. Focht III, Carole Spicer, Mary P. Fairchok. “The Efficacy of Duct Tape vs. Cryotherapy in the Treatment of Verruca Vulgaris (The Common Wart),” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 156(10), 2002
(a) What is the research objective?
(b) What is the population being studied? What is the sample?
(c) What are the descriptive statistics?
(d) What are the conclusions of the study?
Step 1 of 4:
Our goal is :
We need to find Research objective, population, sample, descriptive statistics.
We need to conclusion of the study.
a). Research objective :
From the given information we know that the research objective is to determine if application of duct tape is as effective as cryotherapy in the treatment of common warts.
Step 2 of 4:
b). Population :
From the given information we know that the population is all patients of common warts.
From the given information we know that the sample is 51 patients of common warts.