SAGE Research Methods Cases: Medicine and Health collection includes hundreds of examples of research methodologies from across all medical specialties, as well as dentistry, nursing, and public health. It explores an extensive range of studies, including clinical trials, epidemiologic research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Challenges in Conducting a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Technology-Supported Approaches to Support Medication Treatment DecisionsAbstract:
This case study describes a cluster-randomized control trial comparing the effectiveness of two technology-based approaches to collaborative decision-making during mental health medication treatment visits. The case study reviews the impetus for the research trial, components of each approach, study design, and recruitment processes and discusses how dive... Read More
Older adults, including those with cognitive impairment, have been largely underrepresented in research. The National Institutes of Health released a research policy which aims to increase representation across the lifespan and targets traditionally underrepresented age groups, including older adults and children. Challenges in enrolling older adults, whi... Read More
Lessons Learned From Conducting a Rapid Review: A Case Study Examining Factors Associated With Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening UseAbstract:
Rapid reviews enable researchers to obtain a snapshot of what is known about a topic in a quick and systematic way, and are increasingly becoming an important aspect of the research literature. Despite this, there are currently no formal guidelines as to how best to conduct a rapid review. One method is to begin with a narrow search, and to expand the sea... Read More
The communities of microorganisms living within and on us collectively constitute our microbiome. The microbiome has been linked to numerous health problems, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancer, and psychological disorders. We describe the challenges that accompany developing quantitative measurements for the microbiome. Hurdles in this process ... Read More
- Patricia M. Davidson - Johns Hopkins University, USA
- E. Vincent S. Faustino - Yale University, USA
- Sarah E. Lamb - University of Oxford, UK
- Wendy Lou - University of Toronto, Canada
- Arduino A. Mangoni - Flinders University, Australia
- Steven Piantadosi - Harvard University, USA
- Christopher Schmid - Brown University, USA
- Armando Teixeira-Pinto - The University of Sydney, Australia
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