Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom Institute of Population Health Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON Canada.
Abstract: Pilot and feasibility studies are conducted early in the clinical research pathway to evaluate whether a future, definitive study can or should be done, and if so, how. Poor planning and reporting of pilot and feasibility studies can compromise subsequent research efforts. Inappropriate labelling of studies as pilots also compromises education. Read More