Table 1

Change in study results* after imputation of censored data

Imputation method


Original treatment effect

N

Equal case

n (%)

Best case

n (%)

Worst case

n (%)


Significant

24

8 (33)

7 (29)

9 (38)

Not significant

23

13 (57)

19 (83)

18 (78)


Total

47

21 (45)

26 (55)

27 (57)


* After imputation of censored data the effect estimate changed direction and the corresponding p-value changed from significant to not significant or vice versa (α = 5%).

Vervölgyi et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011 11:130   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-130

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