Practical interpretation of research evidence for shared decision making

Workshop 14

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Marco H Blanker


Kari A O Tikkinen


Marco H Blanker


Kari A O Tikkinen
Philippe Denis Violette


Philippe Denis Violette


Marco H Blanker
Kari A O Tikkinen
Philippe Denis Violette

Aims & Objectives

90 minutes
Research Methods / Techniques
Pure and Applied Science / Translational
epidemiology guideline development clinical relevance
All members invited.

In the 21st century a clinician must be adept at facilitating shared decision making with patients. The evidence for competing interventions in the field of LUTS and prolapse is increasingly complex. Furthermore, clinicians must master the skill of presenting this evidence for patients. A sound interpretation of estimates of harms and benefits is therefore vital. This workshop aims to provide ICS members with important principles of evidence based medicine (EBM) to enhance a better interpretation of evidence and enable shared decision-making.

Learning Objectives

  • Workshop attendees will learn: A. How to judge the risk of bias in randomised trials and observational studies. B. How to assess inconsistency of results as well as indirectness and imprecision of evidence. C. How to compare and present different measures of effect size and understand the difference between patient important and statistical significant. D. How the GRADE approach can be used to summarise and rate a body of evidence. E. How to use decision aids to enable shared decision making for complex clinical choices. F. About the impact of setting from which evidence arises (spectrum bias). G. How to interpret odds ratios for common conditions.