A PACE-gate or an editorial without perspectives?

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This commentary by Kjetil Gundro Brurberg, Signe Flottorp and Aase Aamland was written in response to an invitation from the Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology, who subsequently decided not to publish it. In the interest of science and open debate, we have decided to publish the commentary.

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Qualitative research about Intellectual Disability: Who publishes it and how can it be better?

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Qualitative methods engaging and involving people with learning disabilities are becoming more established in the published media, but there is still room for improvement.

In her debut blog, Victoria Smillie looks at an exploration of these methods which sets out to understand how qualitative methods such as interviews and focus groups, are represented in the published journals.

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Measuring treatment effects in dementia studies: towards a consistent approach

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It is now well accepted across the health and social care communities that the incidence of dementia is rising as people continue to live longer. The projected prevalence of dementia over the next ten to twenty years is causing widespread concern at all levels of policy making and care provision. There is a very real [read the full story…]

New expert reviews on research methods from the NIHR School for Social Care Research

The recent focus on mindfulness should not be limited to the general population or a privileged few but accessible and relevant to parents of children with disability

Frequent readers won’t be surprised to read we are always keen to support improvements in the quality of research. One of the clarion calls of many systematic reviews is for better quality studies to increase the numbers of trials that meet inclusion criteria. It was with great interest therefore that we read of the commissioning [read the full story…]

New expert reviews on research methods from the NIHR School for Social Care Research

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Frequent readers won’t be surprised to read that us elves are always keen to support improvements in the quality of research. One of the clarion calls of many systematic reviews is for better quality studies to increase the numbers of trials that meet inclusion criteria. It was with great interest therefore that we read of [read the full story…]