An introduction to n-of-1 methods in health-related research
|Starts:||13:00 25 Mar 2019|
|Ends:||14:00 25 Mar 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Speaker:||Dr Suzanne McDonald|
Seminar outline: Randomised controlled trials are often regarded as the ‘gold standard’ for evaluating the effectiveness of health-related interventions. Findings from these studies provide information about the aggregated response to an intervention, but little about individual participant response to an intervention. In recent years we have seen a movement towards personalised medicine, shared-decision making and patient-centred health care. N-of-1 methods can contribute significantly to these areas. N-of-1 methods are rigorous quantitative methods that involve the repeated, prospective measurement of an individual over time, in order to draw conclusions that are unique to that individual. This talk will introduce the main n-of-1 designs and discuss some of their applications in health-related research to date.
By the end of the talk attendees will:
- Be able to describe the key differences between randomised controlled trials and n-of-1 studies
- Have knowledge about different types of n-of-1 designs used in health-related research, including their strengths and limitations
Speaker biography: Dr Suzanne McDonald is a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland (Australia) and Visiting Research Fellow at Newcastle University (UK). Suzanne is interested in the development and application of n-of-1 methods in medicine and psychology. Suzanne is co-chair of the International Collaborative Network for N-of-1 Clinical Trials and Single-Case Experimental Designs and the UK Network for N-of-1 Methods.
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