Monday, October 10, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting Notes: Oct 6, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: Oct 6, 2011

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

1. Check in: For those of us looking for something less productive to do with our time, check out as a way to cultivate the fine art of procrastination.

2. Connie: Analytic Plan for Case Study 2

a. Connie shared an outline for the analysis of the clinical outcomes related to the QI project of case study #2 (integration of behavioral health in primary care). The group worked hard to get her to focus on the aspect of outcomes that relates directly to the goal of the project: implementation of a new model of care, rather than the outcome of the clinician’s services. Key points:

i. Identify the results of integration: office set up, hours of operation, and percentage of time the clinician is committed to BH services.

ii. Don’t compare referrals to # PCP visits for other than descriptive purposes; the volume of visits includes patients who don’t need services, so is not an appropriate denominator.

iii. Do look at provider referral rates and appointment elapse times, but don’t focus on statistical tests as much as a description of what happened.

b. This is a qualitative, exploratory study. Taking the data farther than the scope of the study is a mistake. (My committee chair, by the way, agreed with you all completely – so thank you!)

3. Kairn: Thesis outline draft

a. Reviewed briefly the introduction and choice of focus regarding auditory processing disorder (ADP) and the dichotic words test

b. Interest lies in the choice of words to use on the dichotic words test for ADP

i. Can the kids take the test reliably

ii. If the test was shorter, would it be more reliable

c. The group discussed the different ways to think about the aims of the study, including analysis of the test, of the test’s ability to measure normal kids, and the test’s ability to measure ADP kids. Kairn will come back next week with a more detailed outline.

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

a. Oct 13: Kairn

b. Oct 20: Rodger/Connie

c. Oct 27: Kairn? (no Connie)

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 Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished)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

Past notes: Fellows document – to be reviewed in the future.

Past Meeting Schedule: Day




May 2009


May 2009

August 2009


Sept 2009

April 2010


May 5, 2010

August 25, 2010


September 3, 2010

December 17, 2010

Thursday afternoon

January 6, 2011

June 30, 2011

Thursday morning

July 1, 2011

Sep 1, 2011

Thursday afternoon

Sept 8, 2011

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