Videnskabelige artikler i Ugeskrift for Laeger gennem 25 år. Artikeltype og forsøgsdesign

P E Jørgensen, M Forrest, G G Hermann, P C Gøtzsche, B Andersen

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    The purpose of this study was to examine possible trends in the research designs used in Ugeskrift for Laeger during 25 years. The scientific articles in 12 issues of the journal selected at random from each of the years 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, and 1984 were reviewed. From each article, the following information was obtained: type of article (original paper, case report, or review), origin of the paper and number of authors. For the original papers, it was noted whether it was a longitudinal or a cross-sectional study, and whether it was a cohort or a trohoc study. Furthermore the number of subjects and the use of control group, randomization and blinding were registered. The number of articles and the number of authors per article increased during the period. Contrary to similar studies of some widely circulated English-language journals, we could not demonstrate any increase of the frequency of studies with weak research design. On the other hand, no striking improvement was observed either. Most studies had no control group and randomization and blinding were used in less than 10% of the original papers. The present study does not permit an evaluation of whether the research designs used i Ugeskrift for Laeger are satisfactory.

    Bidragets oversatte titelScientific articles in Ugeskrift for Laeger during a 25-year period. Types of articles and experimental design
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)218-20
    Antal sider3
    StatusUdgivet - 23 jan. 1989


    • Denmark
    • History, 20th Century
    • Periodicals as Topic
    • Research


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