Maddox Smith Staff asked 4 years ago

Structured Essay

(Q1) Are the individuals selected to participate in the study likely to be representative of the target population?                 1. Very likely                 2. Somewhat likely                 3.Not likely                 4. Can’t tell                   Provide your explanation:     (Q2) What percentage of selected individuals agreed to participate?                 1. 80 – 100% agreement                 2. 60 – 79% agreement                 3. less than 60% agreement                 4. Not applicable                 5. Can’t tell                   Provide your explanation:         RATE THIS SECTION STRONG MODERATE WEAK See dictionary 1 2 3                     Provide your explanation:        B) STUDY DESIGN Indicate the study design                 1. Randomized controlled trial                 2. Controlled clinical trial                 3. Cohort analytic (two group pre + post)                 4. Case-control                 5. Cohort (one group pre + post (before and after))                 6. Interrupted time series                 7.Other, please specify:                 8. Can’t tell   Was the study described as randomized? If NO, go to Component C. No Yes If Yes, was the method of randomization described? (See dictionary) No Yes If Yes, was the method appropriate? (See dictionary) No Yes                   Provide your explanation:       RATE THIS SECTION STRONG MODERATE WEAK See dictionary 1 2 3                     Provide your explanation:     C) CONFOUNDERS (Q1) Were there important differences between groups prior to the intervention?                 1.Yes                 2. No                 3. Can’t tell   The following are examples of confounders:                 1. Race                 2. Sex                 3. Marital status/family                 4. Age                 5. SES (income or class)                 6. Education                 7. Health status                 8. Pre-intervention score on outcome measure                   Provide your explanation:       (Q2) If yes, indicate the percentage of relevant confounders that were controlled (either in the design (e.g. stratification, matching) or analysis)?                 1. 80 – 100% (most)                 2. 60 – 79% (some)                 3. Less than 60% (few or none)                 4. Can’t Tell RATE THIS SECTION STRONG MODERATE WEAK See dictionary 1 2 3                     Provide your explanation:       D) BLINDING (Q1) Was (were) the outcome assessor(s) aware of the intervention or exposure status of participants?                 1. Yes                 2. No                 3. Can’t tell                   Provide your explanation:       (Q2) Were the study participants aware of the research question?                 1. Yes 2.     No                 3. Can’t tell                   Provide your explanation:       RATE THIS SECTION STRONG MODERATE WEAK See dictionary 1 2 3                       Provide your explanation:       E) DATA COLLECTION METHODS (Q1) Were data collection tools shown to be valid?                 1. Yes                 2. No                 3. Can’t tell                   Provide your explanation:       (Q2) Were data collection tools shown to be reliable?                 1. Yes                 2. No                 3. Can’t tell                                     Provide your explanation:       RATE THIS SECTION STRONG MODERATE WEAK See dictionary 1 2 3                     Provide your explanation:     F) WITHDRAWALS AND DROP-OUTS