April 28, 2012

Latest Article Alert from BMC Medical Research Methodology

The latest articles from BMC Medical Research Methodology, published between 28-Mar-2012 and 27-Apr-2012

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An evaluation of the quality of statistical design and analysis of published medical research: results from a systematic survey of general orthopaedic journals
Parsons NR, Price CL, Hiskens R, Achten J, Costa ML
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:60 (25 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/60/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-60.pdf

The selection of search sources influences the findings of a systematic review of people's views: a case study in public health
Stansfield C, Kavanagh J, Rees R, Gomersall A, Thomas J
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:55 (20 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/55/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-55.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22520449

Research article
Using record linkage to monitor equity and variation in screening programmes
O'Reilly D, Kinnear H, Rosato M, Mairs A, Hall C
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:59 (25 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/59/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-59.pdf

Research article
Accuracy and precision of variance components in occupational posture recordings: a simulation study of different data collection strategies
Liv P, Mathiassen S, Svendsen S
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:58 (25 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/58/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-58.pdf

Research article
Transformations of summary statistics as input in meta-analysis for linear dose-response models on a logarithmic scale: a methodology developed within EURRECA
Souverein OW, Dullemeijer C, van `t Veer P, van der Voet H
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:57 (25 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/57/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-57.pdf

Research article
Individual participant data meta-analysis of prognostic factor studies: state of the art?
Abo-Zaid G, Sauerbrei W, Riley RD
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:56 (24 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/56/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-56.pdf

Research article
Parental compliance - an emerging problem in Liverpool community child health surveys 1991- 2006
Koshy G, Brabin BJ
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:53 (20 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/53/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-53.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22520150

Research article
Improving response rate and quality of survey data with a scratch lottery ticket incentive
Olsen F, Abelsen B, Olsen J
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:52 (19 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/52/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-52.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22515335

Research article
An optimal search filter for retrieving systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Lee E, Dobbins M, DeCorby K, McRae L, Tirilis D, Husson H
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:51 (18 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/51/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-51.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22512835

Research article
Definitions and methods of measuring and reporting on injurious falls in randomised controlled fall prevention trials: a systematic review
Schwenk M, Lauenroth A, Stock C, Rodriguez Moreno R, Oster P, McHugh G, Todd C, Hauer K
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:50 (17 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/50/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-50.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22510239

Research article
Method for appraising model validity of randomised controlled trials of homeopathic treatment: multi-rater concordance study
Mathie RT, Roniger H, Van Wassenhoven M, Frye J, Jacobs J, Oberbaum M, Bordet M, Nayak C, Chaufferin G, Ives JA, Dantas F, Fisher P
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:49 (17 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/49/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-49.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22510227

Research article
The ARIC predictive model reliably predicted risk of type II diabetes in Asian populations
Chin C, Chia E, Ma S, Heng D, Tan M, Lee J, Tai E, Salim A
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:48 (13 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/48/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-48.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22497781

Research article
Assessment of reporting quality of conference abstracts in sports injury prevention according to CONSORT and STROBE criteria and their subsequent publication rate as full papers
Yoon U, Knobloch K
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:47 (11 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/47/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-47.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22494412

Research article
Multiple imputation of missing covariates with non-linear effects and interactions: an evaluation of statistical methods
Seaman SR, Bartlett JW, White IR
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:46 (10 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/46/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-46.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22489953

Research article
Recruitment using mobile telephones in an Irish general population sexual health survey: challenges and practical solutions
McBride O, Morgan K, McGee H
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:45 (4 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/45/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-45.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22475155

Research article
Results from a blind and a non-blind randomised trial run in parallel: experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy (EPHT) Trial
Veerus P, Fischer K, Hakama M, Hemminki E
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:44 (4 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/44/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-44.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22475112

Research article
Validation of activity questionnaires in patients with cystic fibrosis by accelerometry and cycle ergometry
Ruf KC, Fehn S, Bachmann M, Moeller A, Roth K, Kriemler S, Hebestreit H
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:43 (3 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/43/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-43.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22471343

Research article
Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Trier Inventory for Chronic Stress (TICS) in a representative German sample
Petrowski K, Paul S, Albani C, Brahler E
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:42 (1 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/42/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-42.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22463771

Research article
Getting physicians to open the survey: Little evidence that an envelope teaser increases response rates
Ziegenfuss JY, Burmeister K, James K, Haas L, Tilburt J, Beebe TJ
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:41 (31 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/41/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-41.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22463734

Research article
Determination of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with COPD: A comparison of different assays
Lopez-Campos J, Arellano E, Calero C, Delgado A, Marquez E, Cejudo P, Ortega F, Rodriguez-Panadero F, Montes-Worboys A
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:40 (31 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/40/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-40.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22463705

Research article
Childhood body mass index trajectories: modeling, characterizing, pairwise correlations and socio-demographic predictors of trajectory characteristics
Wen X, Kleinman K, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:38 (29 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/38/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-38.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22458308

Technical advance
Translation equations to compare ActiGraph GT3X and Actical accelerometers activity counts
Straker L, Campbell A
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:54 (20 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/54/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-54.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22520344

Technical advance
Measuring sidewalk distances using Google earth
Janssen I, Rosu A
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:39 (29 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/39/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-39.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22458340

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