Choose evaluation methods: evaluating digital health products

This guidance is part of a guide to evaluating digital health products. These resources look at 4 main types of study. If you are unfamiliar with them, read about each one before choosing your method. You can also combine methods. 1. Descriptive studies Understand how things are going. These types of studies describe what is going on. They can give you descriptive statistics (what proportion, how many, how much), or investigate correlations: relationships between variables. Descriptive studies are weaker at providing evidence of cause and effect. They can’t tell you what would have happened if you had done something else, for example, if a different product would have…

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‘Islamophobic’ Labour donor deleted his Twitter but forgot about screengrabs

Labour Party donor David Abrahams has been at the centre of a storm over alleged Islamophobia. One organisation called tweets he sent “abhorrent”. Now, Abrahams has deleted his Twitter account. Sadly for him, screengrabs means the history books will remember what he said. Meet David Abrahams Abrahams is a property developer and business person. The Guardian noted that he: has a long history with the Labour party, holding office as a councillor in the 80s and unsuccessfully running as Labour candidate for Richmond, North Yorkshire, in the 1992 general election. Previously associated with Tony Blair, Abrahams reportedly gave hundreds of thousands to Labour. He ceased his donations in…

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Vaccine 90% effective at pushing Tory coronyism from the headlines

Image descriptionA scientist in a lab coat and holding a clipboard is illustrated next to a poster featuring the words “Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine” and the image of a syringe with two vaccine vials. The scientist is saying “The vaccine has been proven to be 90% effective at pushing Tory cronyism and incompetence out of the headlines! It will also be vital in fighting the virus…”. By Ralph Underhill Source link

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Chronic pain in adults 2017

Chronic pain in adults report 2017 Ref: PHE publications gateway number GW-1758 PDF, 2.69MB, 41 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Chronic pain in adults report 2017 data tables Ref: PHE publications gateway number GW-1758 ODS, 264KB This file is in an OpenDocument format This file may not be suitable for users of assistive…

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National flu immunisation programme plan

Published 20 March 2017 Last updated 1 December 2020 + show all updates 1 December 2020Added statement of amendments to annual flu letter and summary table of which influenza vaccines to offer. 18 November 2020Added statement on the childhood flu programme: the alternative offer to live attenuated Influenza vaccine. 5 August 2020Added national flu immunisation programme 2020 to 2021 update letter. 14 May 2020Added the annual national programme letter for 2020 to 2021. 22 March 2019Added the annual national programme letter for 2019 to 2020. 26 March 2018Added the national flu immunisation programme letter for 2018 to 2019. 20 March 2017First published. Source link

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Exclusive: Labour right linked to campaign to shut down The Canary

On 2 August 2019, an anonymous internet campaign named Stop Funding Fake News (SFFN) celebrated its apparent success in downsizing The Canary. For six months, SFFN had been trying to demonetise The Canary by lobbying companies to remove advertisements from its website. The Canary can now reveal that Morgan McSweeney, Keir Starmer’s chief of staff, launched the organisation that now runs SFFN. SFFN CEO Imran Ahmed has also worked closely with a number of Labour figures previously involved in the campaign to remove Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. Rachel Riley, a prominent supporter of SFFN, is listed as a patron of the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH),…

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PHE data release register – GOV.UK

Published 27 February 2019 Last updated 1 December 2020 + show all updates 1 December 2020Added update: April 2017 to September 2020. 13 March 2020Added April 2017 to January 2020 data update. 23 October 2019Updated the PHE data release register. 22 May 2019Updated the PHE data release register. 27 February 2019First published. Source link

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The UK’s most gruesome sport is taking place on National Trust land

Content warning: this article contains graphic descriptions of animal abuse that some readers may find upsetting. The National Trust is appearing a lot in the news, most recently for its conservation efforts in reintroducing beavers to Exmoor, and also for suspending the trail hunting of foxes on its land. These are seemingly positive actions from one of the UK’s biggest landowners. But as The Canary recently reported, temporarily suspending trail hunting is doing far too little. It is a token gesture to divert the public from the fact that, to this day, it has continued to licence fox hunting. But the National Trust also ignores another barbaric ‘sport’…

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World AIDS Day Is Grim Reminder of an Ongoing Epidemic, with 700,000 Dead from HIV/AIDS in 2019

In these times of COVID-19, climate chaos and elections, independent news is more important than ever. You turn to Democracy Now! because you trust that when we're reporting on the pandemic or the uprisings against police brutality—or the climate crisis—our coverage is not brought to you by the fossil fuel, insurance or weapons industries or Big Pharma. We count on YOU to make our work possible. If everyone who visits our website gave just $8, we could cover our operating costs for 2021. Really—that’s all it would take. And today, on Giving Tuesday, a generous supporter will TRIPLE your donation to Democracy Now!, meaning your gift will go…

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