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Toward sound objective evaluation of clinical measures.
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PMID:  23764524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The quality of all clinical decision-making, as well as power and precision in clinical research results, depends fundamentally on the quality of the measures used. Yet evaluations of the quality of clinical measures likely to be used either in clinic or research applications are difficult to execute or to critique because the criteria for judging such studies are so ill-defined. Here a set of guidelines is proposed, modeled on CONSORT guidelines for randomized clinical trials, first defining the terms often inconsistently used in the research literature and then identifying certain errors that seem to recur in evaluation studies.
Helena Chmura Kraemer
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Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1545-7214     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Geriatr Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9309609     Medline TA:  Am J Geriatr Psychiatry     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Biostatistics in Psychiatry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address:
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