The Cycle of Bias in Health Research: A Framework and Toolbox for Critical Appraisal Training

TitleThe Cycle of Bias in Health Research: A Framework and Toolbox for Critical Appraisal Training
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOdierna, DH, Forsyth, SR, White, J, Bero, LA
JournalAccountability in Research
Volume20
Issue2
Pagination127 - 141
Date Published03/2013
ISSN Number1545-5815
Keywordsbias , Bias in Research , MEDICINE , SOCIAL , SOCIAL sciences
AbstractRecognizing bias in health research is crucial for evidence-based decision making. We worked with eight community groups to develop materials for nine modular, individualized critical appraisal workshops we conducted with 102 consumers (four workshops), 43 healthcare providers (three workshops), and 33 journalists (two workshops) in California. We presented workshops using a “cycle of bias” framework, and developed a toolbox of presentations, problem-based small group sessions, and skill-building materials to improve participants' ability to evaluate research for financial and other conflicts of interest, bias, validity, and applicability. Participant feedback indicated that the adaptability of the toolbox and our focus on bias were critical elements in the success of our workshops.
DOI10.1080/08989621.2013.768931
Short TitleAccountability in Research
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