Identifying the best research design to fit the question. Part 2: qualitative designs
Clinical practice guidelines
Editors' response:
Review: a short course of antibiotics is as effective as a long course for acute otitis media in children
Review: smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy reduce maternal smoking
Calcium reduced PMS symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle
Cognitive behavioural self help reduced binge eating in women
Exercise plus diet improved cholesterol concentrations in high risk adults
Review: reduced sodium intake results in small reductions in blood pressure among people with hypertension
Formal guidelines including a pill box improved medication adherence for patients with chronic mental illness
A Mediterranean type diet reduced all cause and cardiac mortality after a first myocardial infarction
A single session of music therapy decreased anxiety and improved relaxation in adults who required mechanical ventilation
“Hospital at home” care was as effective as routine hospital care for older adults
“Hospital at home” care was generally as effective as routine hospital care for older adults
HRT did not reduce coronary events in postmenopausal women with existing heart disease
Children of parents with substance abuse disorders had higher rates of conduct disorder and substance use
Chronic stressors increased susceptibility to colds
Long term dietary folate decreased risk of colon cancer in women
Interdisciplinary rounds reduced hospital stay and costs and improved staff satisfaction
A patient initiated computer program improved breast cancer screening practices in primary care
A brief smoking cessation intervention for adults in hospital was cost effective
Women experienced communion, strength, and understanding of their partners' feelings by having their partners present at the birth of their babies
Learning how to live with a child with ADHD was a long and arduous process
Patients experienced a lack of control over their time in hospital
Women kept up appearances and developed multiple coping strategies to deal with menopause
Clinicians had an influence on women's decisions to disclose abuse
People with traumatic brain injuries used various strategies to deal with labels applied by society