Monday, May 10, 2010

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: May 5, 2010

Present: Matt Bovee, Abby Crocker, Rodger Kessler, Ben Littenberg, Connie van Eeghen (by Skype)

1. Round Table: Abby is applying for a lecturer position to teach statistics; wish her luck!

2. Rodger’s Research:

a. Questions for new behavioral health primary care program: a six month follow up survey on whether location influences perception of attending treatment. Points that followed:
i. Parallel structure of questions and scales used in response
ii. Evaluate the questions by testing what possible response combinations demonstrate
iii. Research question: what motivates people to attend therapy; how to explicitly link this question to the survey? Much discussion on how to think about the three questions from different perspectives, and how to rephrase depending on goals.
b. Human subjects piece on subject flow – based on recent R18 submission
i. Patient consent not needed for QI activity for which there is no intention to publish
ii. If later data is used for publication, it can be used once having received patient consent
iii. Baseline data collection can be collected after patient consent, based on the study design
iv. Flow diagram – technical feedback from Ben
1. Top diamond: negative/positive (not no and yes)
2. Second diamond: less than moderate or greater than/equal to moderate
3. Rectangle: physician recommendations: from automatic clinical system to physician
4. Does patient consent to the study?

3. Ben: updates from NHANES data, including mortality data that may not be perfect (birthdates and death dates) for 13 years

4. Next Fellows Meeting(s): Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4
a. May 12: Rodger’s paper: “A framework to evaluate mental health as part of the patient-centered medical home,” previously distributed (no Kairn)
b. May 19: Matt’s progress on the Diabetic study
c. May 26: Abby’s questions on statistical tests
d. Future agenda to consider:
i. How to predict medical events effectively (Ben)
ii. Future: Review of different types of journal articles (lit review, case study, original article, letter to editor…), when each is appropriate, tips on planning/writing (Abby)
iii. Future: Informed consent QI: Connie to follow up with Nancy Stalnaker, Alan Rubin will follow up with Alan Wortheimer or Rob McCauly

5. Fellows document – nothing this time – to be reviewed after trialing Wednesday meeting times

Recorder: Connie van Eeghen

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