Question & Objective What is the incidence of perioperative stroke? What are the risk / protective factors ? What are the short and long term outcomes? Does preoperative statin decrease incidence of stroke? Research Questions Research Questions Research Objectives Research Objectives
Research Question / Title Research Question P: Population I: Intervention C: Comparison Clinical sig. O: Outcomes
Materials & Methods Target populations (Inclusion /Exclusion Withdrawal criteria) Sample size Materials Research design (Prospective/Retrospective; Observational/ Experimental) Research intervention(s) Outcome (s) measurement Statistical analysis Methods
# 12 : Medical research involving human subjects must conform to generally accepted “ scientific principles ” be based on a thorough knowledge of the scientific literature, relevant sources of information, adequate laboratory and where appropriate, animal experimentation
Research Methodology & Ethical consideration
Research Methodology & Ethical consideration Q1: What is the same consideration between research ethics and methodology? A.Both are concern of research budget. B.Both are concern of burden of the subjects. C.Both are based on scientific principles. D.Both are based on subject coercion & inducement.
# 9: Medical research is subject to ethical standards that promote respect for all human beings protect their health & rights Special attention is also required for those who cannot give or refuse consent for themselves “ vulnerable subjects”
# 18 : Every medical research study involving human subjects must be preceded by careful assessment of predictable risks / burden …. in comparison with foreseeable benefits …. Risk Benefit
# 21: Medical research involving human subjects should only be conducted if the importance or the potential of benefit of the objective “ outweighs” the inherent risks & burdens to the subject….. Risk Benefit
# 6: In medical research on human subjects, considerations related to “ the well-being” of the human individual subject should take precedence over all other interests.
# 32: The benefits, risks, burdens & effectiveness of a new method should be tested against those of the best current methods. “ This does not exclude the use of placebo, or no treatment, in studies where no proven method exists.”
Research Methodology & Ethical consideration Research subjects Well being Risks & Burdens Health & Right Benefits Inclusion (potential benefit) Exclusion (possible risk) Withdrawal ( Right, Well being)
Observational study (No intervention) Descriptive study Case control study Cohort study Research design
Randomized control study (RCT) Non-randomized control study Cross - over study Before - after study Experimental study (Intervention) Research design
Comparison effectiveness of a new method against those of the best current methods. Q:2 What is the best research design? A. Randomized control study (RCT) B. Non-randomized control study C. Historical control D. Observational study Research design
Smoking is a protective factor of PONV ??? Smokers have low risk of PONV than nonsmokers Then, you choose RCT in your study A: No B: Yes Research design
Research Methodology & Ethical consideration Q 3: What make the RCT design in smoking study unethical? A.This design is inappropriate and will result with invalid result. B.Risk and well being of the subjects are the major factors. C. The RCT will result with too large sample size. D. It is not based on scientific principle.
Smokers have low risk of PONV than nonsmokers A: Observational study B: Experimental study What is research design? Research design
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Sample size determination D. I. Y. Consult Statistician Computer program SAM Epi-info PS-power N -Query or
How large of the sample? NOTNOT Too large Too small Unnecessary potential risks & burdens budget & resources Unable to prove hypothesis or make conclusion Sample size
Research Methodology & Ethical consideration Q 4: Why too large/small samples is inappropriate in terms of research methodology and ethics? A.Possibly let the subjects expose to unnecessary risks/burdens. B.Inappropriate utilization of resources. C.Probably / always end up with invalid / inconclusive result. D. All of the above.
Sample size determination: Not just formula Not just number Rationale for that formula, number Appropriateness with research design Appropriateness with outcomes Sample size
Statistical analysis Statistical tests should be appropriated with measurement variables design
Systematic error Adjusted by Statistical method Adjusted by Research method Statistical analysis Sample size calculation Design Randomization Blinding Chance Direction Random error
Scientific validity Literature review Research Question (PICO) Design & Sample size Statistical tests Ethical Principles Research Methodology & Ethical consideration
In Summary Research methodology & Ethical considerations What make medical research ethical?
What make clinical research ethical? Emmanuel EJ, Wender D, Grady C. What make Clinical Research Ethical? JAMA 2000;283: Social & Scientific value (prophylaxis, diagnostic, therapeutic) 7 considerations: 2. Scientific sounds / principles (Methodology valid) 3. Expected research risks < Potential benefits 4. Approved by IRBs or ECs
What make clinical research ethical? Emmanuel EJ, Wender D, Grady C. JAMA 2000;283: Respect all research subject participants & Protect their health and rights (clear inclusion/exclusion criteria) 6. Informed consent (Comprehensive, Understandable, Voluntary) 7 considerations (cont.): 7. The refusal of a patient to participate in a study must never interfere with the patient-physician relationship. Risk Benefit
A Heavy Price in the Name of Bad Science
Research methodology & Ethical considerations ? FAQ: Frequent Ask Question ? Why IRBs / ECs need to do a review on research methodology ?
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