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Tips for Understanding Research Studies

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 Posted in: Health Information Literacy
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Reading or hearing health news stories can be confusing and difficult to understand. It can be hard to know what to believe. Health News Review has compiled a list of tipsheets, links, and other resources to help both journalists and health care consumers evaluate claims about health care interventions. Here you will find such topics as:

  • 3 reasons why you should be suspicious of study ‘subgroup’ results
  • tips for understanding research and studies
  • conflicts of interest in healthcare, academics, public relations and journalism

Check out the resources in this new toolkit.

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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