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Information of research gaps from NOKC systematic reviews and HTA-reports in 2011

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About this publication

  • Year: 2012
  • By: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
  • Authors Norderhaug IN, Mørland B, Jamtvedt G.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8121-473-6

Key message

NOKC published 25 systematic reviews and HTA-reports in 2011, commissioned by health care decision-makers in Norway.  All reports include recommendations for further research.  The aim of this report is to point to research gaps on topics of interest to decision-makers in the Norwegian health care setting.

Methodological research gaps:

  • Studies that comply with recommendations for conduct and reporting of trials (such as CONSORT, STROBE, STARD)
  • Relevant outcome measures, appropriate study power and adequate follow-up
  • Direct comparisons between relevant interventions

Clinical research gaps:

  • Effect of interventions to support caregivers of people with dementia
  • Effect of complementary and alternative treatment for cancer
  • Effect of physical training on social participation among children and adolecsents with habilitation needs
  • Effect of communication modes for children with cochlear implant
  • Diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and the most seriously affected patients with chronic fatigue syndrome CFS/ME
  • Effect of senior center activities in the elderly
  • Effect of intermediate care units and Hospital at home for acute ex-acerbations of COPD
  • Effect of vitamins, fatty acids, and other dietary supplements on schizophrenic symptoms in people with schizophrenia
  • Effect of triage systems for emergency medical services – pre-hospital and at hospital admission
  • Effect of patient hotels for hospitals and patients
  • Effects of group education on patients and their next of kin