Sunday, October 2, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: Sept 29, 2011

Present: Kairn Kelley, Amanda Kennedy, Rodger Kessler, Charlie MacLean, Connie van Eeghen

1. Check in: Rainy days are good for reducing pressure on soccer coaches/parents

2. Connie: R03 Grant Preliminary Draft of Aim and Outline for Research Plan

a. The group reviewed an early draft of an R03 grant to develop and trial a toolkit for implementing integrated behavioral services in primary care offices. Many great suggestions were provided on the following sections:

i. Aims: focus on the problem, strive for simplicity, de-emphasize the research approach, and be clear about the model (Lean) and how it applies (Helfrich).

ii. Significance: strengthen literature review, cite the findings strongly, and explain the model more clearly

iii. Innovations – could be more “wow:” elevate the third aim (the toolkit) and reconsider the other three

iv. Methods: clear up the flow of what to do

v. Data: Create a data table (variables) that is separate from strategy; include data type and statistical test, with reasoning.

vi. Limitations: include leadership issues; flexibility of toolkit

vii. Population: what are the practices participating.

b. This meeting set the stage for an additional round of feedback at the next Friday Seminar

3. Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4

a. Oct 6: Connie – quantitative analysis plan; Kairn – research plan update (Ben out)

b. Oct 13: Rodger?

c. Future agenda to consider:

i. Ben: budgeting exercise for grant applications

ii. Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished)

iii. 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)

Recorder: C. van Eeghen

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