Results Summary and Professional Abstract
Final Research Report
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Related PCORI Dissemination and Implementation Project
Can Virtual House Calls Provide More Patients with High-Quality Parkinson Disease Care?
This narrative looks at bringing care into the homes of patients with Parkinson's disease using simple videoconferencing software.
Telehealth for Parkinson’s Disease Patients (right)
E. Ray Dorsey, MBA, MD speaks about testing care for patients with Parkinson’s disease using video visits with specialists.
Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also confirms that the research has followed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts who were not members of the research team read a draft report of the research. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. Reviewers do not have conflicts of interest with the study.
The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve how the research team analyzed its results or reported its conclusions. Learn more about PCORI’s peer-review process here.
In response to peer review, Dorsey made changes including
- Adding a comprehensive description of patient and stakeholder engagement in the research project
- Adding requested details about the project’s methods in the Abstract as well as the Methods section of the report
- Reporting on the qualitative methods and analyses used in the study
- Elaborating on the content of the virtual house calls, the key intervention in this study
- Discussing the significant differences between randomized groups and the possible consequences on study results
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