Results Summary and Professional Abstract
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, Hynes made changes including
- Providing additional detail about Patient and Stakeholder Engagement, and about Methods, especially related to the study design and missing data analyses
- Describing how the investigators measured treatment fidelity and reporting on results
- Revising statements in the Results and Conclusions to accurately reflect the strength of evidence produced by this study
- Adding more discussion of the potential for dissemination and implementation of study procedures and results
- Reducing the use of acronyms and other topic-specific, specialist terminology to make the report more readable to general scientists
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