June 29, 2012

Latest Article Alert from BMC Medical Research Methodology

The latest articles from BMC Medical Research Methodology, published between 29-May-2012 and 28-Jun-2012

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The quality of the evidence base for clinical pathway effectiveness: Room for improvement in the design of evaluation trials
Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta A, Steyerberg EW
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:80 (18 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/80/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-80.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22709274

Mokken scale analysis of mental health and wellbeing questionnaire item responses: a nonparametric IRT method in empirical research for applied health researchers
Stochl J, Jones PB, Croudace TJ
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:74 (11 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/74/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-74.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22686586

Data preparation techniques for a perinatal psychiatric study based on linked data
Xu F, Hilder L, Austin M, Sullivan EA
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:71 (8 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/71/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-71.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22682616

Research article
Data collection costs in industrial environments for three occupational posture exposure assessment methods
Trask C, Mathiassen S, Wahlström J, Heiden M, Rezagholi M
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:89 (27 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/89/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-89.pdf

Research article
Validity of two simple measures for estimating lifecourse socio-economic position in cross-sectional postal survey data in an older population: results from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)
Lacey RJ, Belcher J, Croft PR
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:88 (27 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/88/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-88.pdf

Research article
Lost productivity due to premature mortality in developed and emerging countries: an application to smoking cessation
Menzin J, Marton JP, Menzin JA, Willke RJ, Woodward RM, Federico V
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:87 (25 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/87/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-87.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22731620

Research article
Partitioning of excess mortality in population-based cancer patient survival studies using flexible parametric survival models
Eloranta S, Lambert PC, Andersson TM, Czene K, Hall P, Björkholm M, Dickman PW
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:86 (24 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/86/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-86.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22726307

Research article
When is it rational to participate in a clinical trial? a game theory approach incorporating trust, regret and guilt
Djulbegovic B, Hozo I
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:85 (22 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/85/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-85.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22726276

Research article
An item response theory evaluation of three depression assessment instruments in a clinical sample
Adler M, Hetta J, Isacsson G, Brodin U
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:84 (21 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/84/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-84.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22721257

Research article
Validating self-reported strokes in a longitudinal UK cohort study (Whitehall II): Extracting information from hospital medical records versus the Hospital Episode Statistics database
Britton A, Milne B, Butler T, Sanchez-Galvez A, Shipley M, Rudd A, Wolfe CD, Bhalla A, Brunner EJ
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:83 (21 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/83/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-83.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22720999

Research article
Interpreting the concordance statistic of a logistic regression model: Relation to the variance and odds ratio of a continuous explanatory variable
Austin PC, Steyerberg EW
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:82 (20 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/82/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-82.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22716998

Research article
To test or not to test: Preliminary assessment of normality when comparing two independent samples
Rochon J, Gondan M, Kieser M
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:81 (19 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/81/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-81.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22712852

Research article
Investigating hospital heterogeneity with a multi-state frailty model: application to nosocomial pneumonia disease in intensive care units
Liquet B, Timsit J, Rondeau V
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:79 (15 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/79/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-79.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22702430

Research article
t-tests, non-parametric tests, and large studies--a paradox of statistical practice?
Fagerland MW
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:78 (14 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/78/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-78.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22697476

Research article
Tracking type specific prevalence of human Papillomavirus in cervical pre-cancer: a novel sampling strategy
Waters EK, Kaldor J, Hamilton AJ, Smith AM, Philp DJ, Donovan B, Regan DG
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:77 (14 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/77/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-77.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22697428

Research article
Analysis of decisions made in meta-analyses of depression screening and the risk of confirmation bias: A case study
Goodyear-Smith FA, van Driel ML, Del Mar C, Arroll B
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:76 (12 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/76/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-76.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22691262

Research article
The feasibility of cell phone based electronic diaries for STI/HIV research
Hensel DJ, Harezlak J, Craig D, Fortenberry JD
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:75 (12 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/75/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-75.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22691189

Research article
Practical considerations for sensitivity analysis after multiple imputation applied to epidemiological studies with incomplete data
Héraud-Bousquet V, Larsen C, Carpenter J, Desenclos J, Le Strat Y
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:73 (8 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/73/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-73.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22681630

Research article
Choice of observational study design impacts on measurement of antipsychotic risks in the elderly: a systematic review
Pratt N, Roughead EE, Salter A, Ryan P
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:72 (8 June 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/72/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-72.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22682666

Research article
Evaluation of the propensity score methods for estimating marginal odds ratios in case of small sample size
Pirracchio R, Resche Rigon M, Chevret S
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:70 (30 May 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/70/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-12-70.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22646911

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