Why I got involved in a core outcome set project? – researcher’s perspective

By Janneke van’t Hooft

Edited by Ewelina Rogozińska

Some questions require such large sample sizes that they cannot be answered unless primary data from multiple studies are combined. One example of such a situation is the use of preventive treatment of preterm birth like progesterone, cerclage or pessary.

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Breakfast with The CROWN Initiative at RCOG Congress 2016 in Birmingham

by Ewelina Rogozińska

Despite the early hour, we had an impressive turnout! The session was a triple act of Prof Khan, Prof Chescheir and Dr Duffy. Dr Duffy opened the meeting with a brief introduction and a short ice-breaker activity. The first presentation by Prof Khan gave an insight into CROWN Initiative origins and a vision for the future with core outcome sets (COS) to become a vital element of the research landscape in Women’s Health by 2030.

2030 Vision

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First steps towards core outcomes in obstetrics

by Janneke van’t Hooft

There is a widespread, unwarranted variation in reporting of outcomes in evaluation research.(1) As heterogeneity in outcomes and their measurements slows down the process of evidence synthesis and uptake, there  now seems to be a mounting interest in recent years, reflected by several publications in high impact journals, emphasising the need for standardising outcome sets as a potential solution.(2-3) In this blog, I will provide a broad overview on the movement of Core Outcome sets in the obstetrical field.

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Updates from CROWN

by Janneke van’t Hooft and Zinah Sorefan

CROWN postcard updated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Working together for the betterment of published research

Working together for the betterment of published research

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Defining Core Outcomes for studies on the prevention of Preterm Birth

Zinah Sorefan

Zinah Sorefan, CROWN Project Coordinator.

First Core Outcome Set (COS) endorsed by CROWN published in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews have to measure endpoints that are relevant and meaningful to patients, clinicians, and health service providers alike. Recently, it was found that there was a lack of consistency in the choice and definitions of primary outcomes in clinical research: systematic reviews of preventative interventions for preterm birth included 103 RCT’s in which 72 different primary outcomes were used.  Therefore, there was a need to develop core outcome sets for studies focusing on prevention of preterm birth in high-risk women.

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BMA Award for Improving Clinical Outcomes for Cervical Cancer

Zinah Sorefan

Zinah Sorefan, CROWN Project Coordinator.

BMA Research Grant Awards Winner 2015: The Strutt & Harper grant for research into improving clinical outcome measures

Dr Natalie Cooper MBChB MRCOG PHD and Professor Khalid Khan MBBS MRCOG MSc MMEd, Queen Mary’s University

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