View definitions of terms used throughout the Pathways Clearinghouse.

P

P-value

The probability that if there actually was no real effect of the intervention, a finding at least as large as the observed finding would have been obtained by chance. For example, a sample might show a positive average difference, suggesting that the intervention group has better outcomes than the comparison group, with a p-value of 0.05. The p-value means that there is a 5 percent chance that the positive finding for the intervention group occurred by chance and does not occur in the population.

Physical health services

Services to address clients’ physical health concerns.