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The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting

The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting Resea R ch Me thod s & Repo R ting The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting 1 2 1 1 3 K Hemming, T P Haines, P J Chilton, A J, Girling, R J Lilford The stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial stepped wedge designs were sometimes described in University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK is a relatively new study design that is increasing in other terms such as “waiting list designs” or “phased Monash University, Victoria popularity. It is an alternative to parallel cluster trial implementations.” The Gambia hepatitis intervention 3800, Australia designs, which are commonly used for the evaluation of study (example 1) is probably the earliest and most University of Warwick, Coventry service delivery or policy interventions delivered at the widely known stepped wedge study. CV4 7AL, UK level of the cluster. The design includes an initial period Two systematic reviews, determining the number Correspondence to: in which no clusters are exposed to the intervention. and breadth of stepped wedge studies, have recently K Hemming k.hemming@bham. 2 3 Subsequently, at regular intervals (the “steps”) one been conducted. These reviews reveal that the use of ac.uk cluster (or a group of clusters) is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Journal of Pediatric Surgery British Medical Journal

The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting

The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting

World Journal of Pediatric Surgery , Volume 350 – Feb 6, 2015

Abstract

Resea R ch Me thod s & Repo R ting The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting 1 2 1 1 3 K Hemming, T P Haines, P J Chilton, A J, Girling, R J Lilford The stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial stepped wedge designs were sometimes described in University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK is a relatively new study design that is increasing in other terms such as “waiting list designs” or “phased Monash University, Victoria popularity. It is an alternative to parallel cluster trial implementations.” The Gambia hepatitis intervention 3800, Australia designs, which are commonly used for the evaluation of study (example 1) is probably the earliest and most University of Warwick, Coventry service delivery or policy interventions delivered at the widely known stepped wedge study. CV4 7AL, UK level of the cluster. The design includes an initial period Two systematic reviews, determining the number Correspondence to: in which no clusters are exposed to the intervention. and breadth of stepped wedge studies, have recently K Hemming k.hemming@bham. 2 3 Subsequently, at regular intervals (the “steps”) one been conducted. These reviews reveal that the use of ac.uk cluster (or a group of clusters) is

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
© BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2015
eISSN
2516-5410
DOI
10.1136/bmj.h391
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Abstract

Resea R ch Me thod s & Repo R ting The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting 1 2 1 1 3 K Hemming, T P Haines, P J Chilton, A J, Girling, R J Lilford The stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial stepped wedge designs were sometimes described in University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK is a relatively new study design that is increasing in other terms such as “waiting list designs” or “phased Monash University, Victoria popularity. It is an alternative to parallel cluster trial implementations.” The Gambia hepatitis intervention 3800, Australia designs, which are commonly used for the evaluation of study (example 1) is probably the earliest and most University of Warwick, Coventry service delivery or policy interventions delivered at the widely known stepped wedge study. CV4 7AL, UK level of the cluster. The design includes an initial period Two systematic reviews, determining the number Correspondence to: in which no clusters are exposed to the intervention. and breadth of stepped wedge studies, have recently K Hemming k.hemming@bham. 2 3 Subsequently, at regular intervals (the “steps”) one been conducted. These reviews reveal that the use of ac.uk cluster (or a group of clusters) is

Journal

World Journal of Pediatric SurgeryBritish Medical Journal

Published: Feb 6, 2015

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