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Evidence-Based Research Series-Paper 1: What Evidence-Based Research is and why is it important?

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  1. Using an Evidence-Based Research approach before a new study is conducted to ensure value

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  2. Ecological momentary assessments (EMAs) did not improve responsiveness of patient-reported outcomes on quality of life

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  • Karen A Robinson
  • Klara Brunnhuber
  • Donna Ciliska
  • Carsten Bogh Juhl
  • Robin Christensen
  • Hans Lund
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OBJECTIVES: There is considerable actual and potential waste in research. Evidence-based research ensures worthwhile and valuable research. The aim of this series, which this article introduces, is to describe the evidence-based research approach.

STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: In this first article of a three-article series, we introduce the evidence-based research approach. Evidence-based research is the use of prior research in a systematic and transparent way to inform a new study so that it is answering questions that matter in a valid, efficient, and accessible manner.

RESULTS: We describe evidence-based research and provide an overview of the approach of systematically and transparently using previous research before starting a new study to justify and design the new study (article #2 in series) and-on study completion-place its results in the context with what is already known (article #3 in series).

CONCLUSION: This series introduces evidence-based research as an approach to minimize unnecessary and irrelevant clinical health research that is unscientific, wasteful, and unethical.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
Pages (from-to)151-157
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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