[learndash_course_progress] Its now time to pull all the theory together and critically appraise a therapeutic study in the last of our podcasts. In this podcast we review the PIETHO Study using a CASP; RCT checklist. Again the paper is a free open access paper. Pubmed link Have
[learndash_course_progress] Onto the most important parts of therapeutic papers, what difference does the treatment make? There are several ways to describe the treatment effect, several of which can be used, consciously or not, to lead to a description that overstates the effect.
[learndash_course_progress] Its now time to pull all the theory together and critically appraise a diagnostic study. In this podcast we review the The ADJUST-PE Study which is a free open access paper. We run through the critical appraisal with the CASP diagnostic checklist. Pubmed link Have
[learndash_course_progress] Understanding likelihood ratios is part of the mastery of a diagnostic work up. Likelihood ratio help explain the significance of each test we perform and the difference they make to our patients. The area under the curve is used during the
[learndash_course_progress] There is a lot of terminology to become familiar with regarding diagnostic studies, in this section we run through them and into the world of sensitivity and specificity! This podcast covers Case positive Case negative Test positive Test negative True positive
[learndash_course_progress] It might sound obvious, but the outcomes that researchers look to prove are hugely important. Thought needs to be given to their significance not just statistically but from a patient orientated point of view. A study will frequently look at several
[learndash_course_progress] There are frequently used terms when discussing critical appraisal, in this section we run through them which will help when it comes to later discussions and reviews of specific papers. This podcast covers Chance Bias Confounding Internal validity External validity Homogeneous
[learndash_course_progress] Research can take multiple forms. Each of the forms of evidence has potential strengths and weaknesses. In theory these forms of research can be arranged into a hierarchy or ladder, with a pecking order of the evidence. In order to understand