Developing a Clinical Question Into a Research Question: The “Use It or Lose It” Example Clinicians encounter countless questions every day. This paper provides an overview of the basic steps to translate a clinical question into a research question, then practical considerations for planning a research study. A published study of the author will be used to illustrate the process. ... Article
Article  |   December 21, 2017
Developing a Clinical Question Into a Research Question: The “Use It or Lose It” Example
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Katherine A. Hutcheson
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: Katherine A. Hutcheson receives funding support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (R03CA188162-01), National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (1R01DE025248-01/R56DE025248-01, and MD Anderson Institutional Research Grant Program Survivorship Seed Monies Award. The author also acknowledges infrastructure support from NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA016672).
    Financial: Katherine A. Hutcheson receives funding support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (R03CA188162-01), National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (1R01DE025248-01/R56DE025248-01, and MD Anderson Institutional Research Grant Program Survivorship Seed Monies Award. The author also acknowledges infrastructure support from NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA016672).×
  • Nonfinancial: Katherine A. Hutcheson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Katherine A. Hutcheson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   December 21, 2017
Developing a Clinical Question Into a Research Question: The “Use It or Lose It” Example
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 147-154. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG13.147
History: Received May 2, 2017 , Revised July 13, 2017 , Accepted August 4, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 147-154. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG13.147
History: Received May 2, 2017; Revised July 13, 2017; Accepted August 4, 2017

Clinicians encounter countless questions every day. This paper provides an overview of the basic steps to translate a clinical question into a research question, then practical considerations for planning a research study. A published study of the author will be used to illustrate the process.

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