NCDDR Update: An e-bulletin of The National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research. SEDL, Advancing Research, Improving Education: Funded by the U.S. Department of Education
May 2010

UPCOMING WEBCASTS


Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 2 pm CDT / 3 pm EDT

Disability Research Design Issues and Strategies: A Conversation with Researchers

PRE-APPROVED for 1.5 hrs CRC Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Free Registration: http://survey.sedl.org/efm/wsb.dll/s/1g99

The NCDDR will host a webcast on May 26th, 2010 for NIDRR grantees and other individuals interested in disability and rehabilitation research study methodology and design. Researchers invited to lead the discussion include Dr. Thomas Cook (Northwestern University), Dr. Jeff Valentine (University of Louisville), and Dr. James Bellini (Syracuse University). The session will address a broad range of topics dealing with disability and rehabilitation research methodology and quality. Presenters will also address questions from participants in areas of current methods used to establish evidence, challenges in disability research design, and strategies to maximize rigor and relevance to consumer needs. The webcast is sponsored by the NCDDR's Community of Practice on Research Quality.

Read More: http://www.ncddr.org/webcasts/webcast26.html


Thursday, June 3, 2010, 2 pm CDT / 3 pm EDT

Begin with Knowledge Translation; Have the End--Technology Transfer--in Mind!

Free Registration: http://survey.sedl.org/efm/wsb.dll/s/1g9f

This one-hour presentation introduces the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer's (KT4TT) PUSH award within a broader knowledge translation (KT) context. The Product Utilization Support and Help (PUSH) award is a peer-to-peer dissemination activity. It is based on the identification and distribution of 'best practice' approaches to the development, transfer and/or production processes utilized by technology grantees funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Read More: http://www.ncddr.org/webcasts/webcast27.html



RESOURCES

Visit the NCDDR Web site for related resources.

Cover image of the Focus Technical Brief - Documenting Disparities in Obesity and Disability
  • FOCUS: Technical Brief No. 24
    Documenting Disparities in Obesity and Disability
    James H. Rimmer, PhD; Edward Wang, PhD; Kiyoshi Yamaki, PhD; and Brienne Davis, MPH

    Today, two-thirds of American adults are either obese or overweight. In addition, data from CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) continues to show increases in the prevalence of obesity in the United States, regardless of sex, age, race, or educational level. This issue of FOCUS examines the disparities in obesity experienced by youth and adults with disabilities highlighting some of the research conducted under the Disability and Rehabilitation Project "Reducing Obesity and Obesity-related Secondary Conditions in Adolescents with Disabilities" (H133A060066), Center on Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities at the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL.

    Read More: http://www.ncddr.org/kt/products/focus/focus24



Cover image of the Focus Technical Brief - Mixed-Methods Systematic Reviews: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Findings
  • FOCUS: Technical Brief No. 25
    Mixed-Methods Systematic Reviews: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Findings
    Angela Harden, PhD

    Mixed-methods systematic reviews, sometimes referred to as mixed-study reviews, integrate the overlapping findings from both qualitative and quantitative studies with the goal to produce a pooled estimate for the intervention or experimental variable. In FOCUS No. 25, Dr. Angela Harden provides an overview of the key features of 'traditional' systematic reviews and those involving different study types. Referencing examples from her own studies in Public Health Policy and Practice, Dr. Harden presents a framework for conducting mixed-method reviews developed from her work and the work of her colleagues at the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre, Social Science Research Institute at the University of London, UK.

    Read More: http://www.ncddr.org/kt/products/focus/focus25



Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT)
  • Updated CONSORT 2010 Statement Published

    New guidance to improve the reporting of trial findings was published simultaneously on March 24th, 2010 by nine leading journals around the world including BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMC Medicine, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Lancet, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Open Medicine, PLoS Medicine, and Trials.

    Read More: http://www.consort-statement.org/consort-2010



NCDDR Update is produced by the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) through support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDDR) Project Number H133A060028, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

The NCDDR is a project of SEDL, a private, nonprofit research, development, and dissemination corporation based in Austin, Texas and is committed to maximizing employment opportunities for all individuals. SEDL does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a disability. The contents of this transmission do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and are not endorsed by the federal government.

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