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|Article Highlight: This project enhanced and tested an electronic tracker intended to help pediatric patients and their families with asthma management. The web-based tracker sent suggestions for care and alerted families and clinicians if symptoms got worse. An advanced version of the tracker also sent messages to reward participation; both versions of the tracker produced similar results. As the research team reported in Pediatrics, compared to patients who didn’t use the tracker, those who did reported a better quality of life and asthma control, and fewer school absences and emergency department visits.|
Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also assesses how the project addressed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts read a draft report of the research and provide comments about the report. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. These reviewers cannot 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 descriptions of the conduct of the study or to clarify the connection between results and conclusions. Sometimes, awardees revise their draft reports twice or more to address all of the reviewers’ comments.
Peer reviewers commented, and the researchers made changes or provided responses. Those comments and responses included the following:
The reviewers found that the report was well written and addressed the appropriate methodology standards. The reviewer critiques were primarily about adding detail or clarity to the report, which the researchers addressed in their response.
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