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[Consumer Stream] Demystifying clinical trials and systematic reviews for the public ***In computer lab; no need for personal laptops

Date and Location

Session: 

W2.11

Date: 

Saturday 21 September 2013 - 13:30 - 15:00

Location

Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person

Gill Gyte

Facilitators

Catherine McIlwain
Caroline Struthers
karen parris
Gill Gyte
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country

First name

Amanda

Last name

Burls

Affiliation and Country

University of Oxford, UK

First name

Matt

Last name

Penfold

Affiliation and Country

University of Oxford, UK
Target audience

Target audience

Consumers and the public

Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?

Open

Level of knowledge required

Any
Type of workshop

Type of workshop

Discussion
Abstract text

Abstract

Objectives: to engage consumers in user testing of web-based information on clinical trials and systematic reviews intended for the public by: 1) assessing and scoring explanations of clinical trials and systematic review terminology and 2) contributing to the development of new suggestions Description: This will be an interactive workshop with an initial introduction to the topic and the plan for the workshop. Participants will work in small groups and be asked to comment on web-based materials which aim to explain clinical trials and systematic reviews in lay terms. Participants will be asked what explanations are useful and what are hard to understand. Scoring will use an on-line test devised for this purpose. It is anticipated that improvements will be needed and the workshop will provide opportunity for this process. The facilitators will work with participants in small groups to improve the materials. Explanations generated in the workshop on ‘The wonders of randomization’ will be tested if available. All the ideas generated will contribute to current work on this topic, and interested participants will be able to continue their involvement in the development of these materials beyond the workshop.