Intro to Health Research (for patients)

Resources for patients: 

Are you curious about health research and want to learn more about it? The following set of resources has been compiled to help you self-learn about this fascinating area. 

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Online Resource  Source Link
Critical Appraisal: a checklist Students for Best Evidence https://www.students4bestevidence.net/critical-appraisal-checklist/

Critical appraisal for Health Professionals

University of Exeter | UK https://libguides.exeter.ac.uk/criticalappraisalhealth
ECRAN Project (Understanding clinical trials) European Communication on Research Awareness Needs http://ecranproject.eu/
Evidently Cochrane Cochrane UK http://www.evidentlycochrane.net/
Health Research Ethics 101 Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta https://hreba.ca/health-research-ethics-101/
How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper Patient Empowerment Network https://powerfulpatients.org/2017/03/22/how-to-read-and-understand-a-sc…

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

London School of Economics

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/05/09/how-to-read-and-understand-a-scientific-paper-a-guide-for-non-scientists/

How to read a paper British Medical Journal (BMJ) https://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/how-read-p…
How to read and assess research articles American Association for Cancer Research https://www.aacr.org/AdvocacyPolicy/SurvivorPatientAdvocacy/Pages/tools-for-understanding-scientific-journal-articles---page-2___DF8968.aspx
Interpreting Research Studies Guttmacher Institute | US https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/ib_interpreting.pdf
Making Sense of Medical Research Studies Canadian Women's Health Network http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40799
Methodology 101:Training For Patients and Stakeholders Training Booklet & Resource Guide PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute | US https://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-Methodology-101-Trainin…
Patient-Oriented Research  in Child Health (or PORCCH for children, families, trainees, clinicians, scientists, educators, and administrators) online modules Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program http://cchcsp.ca/index.php/curriculum/porcch/
Understanding Health Research University of Glasgow | UK www.understandinghealthresearch.org

Understanding Medical Research

National Library of Medicine | US https://medlineplus.gov/understandingmedicalresearch.html
Who, me? Yes, you! Becoming a Patient Partner in Health Research | Video BC SUPPORT Unit https://bcsupportunit.ca/about/resources/webinar-recordings-learning-re…