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Posted: May 12, 2015

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Sharon Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joseph H. Blades Centennial Memorial Professor in Nursing, was featured in Western Journal of Nursing Research (WJNR) and interviewed for a podcast posted on the WJNR website.

The article "Model-Driven Meta-Analyses for Informing Health Care: A Diabetes Meta-Analysis as an Exemplar” shows how model-driven meta-analyses are useful for identifying factors that predict the best health outcomes and are particularly valuable as a basis for health policy and practice guidelines. A relatively novel type of meta-analysis, this particular model involves the quantitative synthesis of descriptive, correlational data and is useful for identifying key predictors of health outcomes and informing clinical guidelines. Few such meta-analyses have been conducted and thus, large bodies of research remain unsynthesized and uninterpreted for application in health care.

In this podcast, Dr. Brown discusses the unique challenges of conducting a model-driven meta-analysis, focusing primarily on issues related to locating a sample of published and unpublished primary studies, extracting and verifying descriptive and correlational data, and conducting analyses. A current meta-analysis of the research on predictors of key health outcomes in diabetes is used to illustrate our main points.

Brown, S. A., Becker, B. J., García, A. A., Brown, A., & Ramírez, G. (2015). Model-Driven Meta-Analyses for Informing Health Care: A Diabetes Meta-Analysis as an Exemplar. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37, 517-535. doi: 10.1177/0193945914548229

Acknowledgement
Podcast originally published on Western Journal of Nursing Research (WJNR) website.

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