appraising research

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Appraising research The objective of appraisal is to assist readers in determining The extent a study is valid Whether its findings are applicable to a given clinical situation Involves judging the degree a study complied with proper research methodology
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Appraising research (cont.) Appraisal should be tailored to the particular research design being evaluated It is essential for readers to be familiar with the various designs that are commonly used
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Three issues to consider 1. Are the results of the study valid? The study methodology should be acceptable Statements should be logical and supported by the study’s findings Confounding factors 1. What are the results of the study? If a treatment effect is present, consider whether it is clinically significant
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Three issues to consider (cont.) 3. Will the results of the study help my patients? The study’s findings should be applicable to your practice or to one of your patients
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course PHPR 1212 taught by Professor Young during the Summer '11 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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