What is the point estimate and 95% confidence interval for the mean improvement in the Kujala score for each treatment group.

Read the paper by Kettunen et al. [14] on the effect of arthroscopy in patients with chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome. (This paper is available online at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/5/38.)

(a) What is the point estimate and 95% confidence interval for the mean improvement in the Kujala score for each treatment group.

(b) Was the difference between the two group in terms of mean improvement in the Kujala score statistically significant?

(c) Based on the results published in this paper, create a contingency table, where the row variable is the treatment group, and the column variable is an indicator that is equal to 1 if the patient reports at least moderate improvement at the end of follow-up period and 0 otherwise. Investigate the relationship between the type of treatment and reporting at least moderate improvement.

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