Inconsistent Outcome Measure Data
Common Mistakes when Entering ResultsApr 28, 2022
The Outcome Measure title and description need to accurately and logically describe what the numbers reported in the data tables represent.
Often, a problem is identified when the...
- Measure Type (e.g. mean, median, number, count of participants, etc.);
- Unit of Measure (e.g. participants, scores on a scale, mL/min, hours, percent, etc.), and/or
- The numerical data entered into the outcome measure data table
Problem Example: The Outcome Measure title and description indicates that the measure to be reported is “Participant a1c levels”, but the Unit of Measure is “participants” not “mg/dL”.
Problem Example: The Outcome Measure title and description indicate that the measure to be reported is “Change in BMI from Baseline at Week 6”, but the numbers reported in the data table appear to be the BMI measurement at baseline, rather than the value of the change in scores between the baseline and Week 6 visits.
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