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, Fiscella made changes including
- Including additional details on the follow-up times for the study group, how survey data were collected, and previous research using one of the main outcome measures in a similar population
- Providing a table of baseline levels for the outcome measures
- Adding an analysis of the outcomes just for the 109 participants who used the intervention app to see if treatment effects were larger in this group compared to the complete participant sample
- Adding a figure to the report showing how literacy changes produced by the intervention differed between participants from minority groups and non-minority groups
- Expanding the discussion of the association between improved outcomes on the activation measure and improved HIV medication adherence
Final Research Report
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Conflict of Interest Disclosures
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