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Conference presentation in palliative medicine : Predictors of subsequent publication

Hanchanale, Sarika; Kerr, Maria; Ashwood, Paul; Curran, Emily; Ekstrom, Magnus LU ; Allen, Sharon; Currow, David and Johnson, Miriam J. (2018) In BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 8(1). p.73-77
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Objectives Concerns have been raised about poor-quality palliative care research and low publication rate from conference abstracts. The study objectives: to estimate the publication rate for European Association for Palliative Care research conference abstracts (2008) and explore associated characteristics and to understand reasons for non-publication. Methods Full published papers were searched to March 2015 (Medline; Pubmed; Google Scholar) and data extracted: country of origin, study design/population/topic. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify predictors of publication. Members of two different palliative care associations were surveyed to understand reasons for non-publication. Ï ‡ 2 statistic was used to explore... (More)

Objectives Concerns have been raised about poor-quality palliative care research and low publication rate from conference abstracts. The study objectives: to estimate the publication rate for European Association for Palliative Care research conference abstracts (2008) and explore associated characteristics and to understand reasons for non-publication. Methods Full published papers were searched to March 2015 (Medline; Pubmed; Google Scholar) and data extracted: country of origin, study design/population/topic. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify predictors of publication. Members of two different palliative care associations were surveyed to understand reasons for non-publication. Ï ‡ 2 statistic was used to explore associations with publication. Results Overall publication rate of the 445 proffered abstracts was 57%. In the final model, publication was more likely for oral presentations (OR 2.13; 95% CI 1.28 to 3.55; P=0.003), those from Europe (3.24; 1.09 to 9.56; P=0.033) and much less likely for non-cancer topics (0.21; 0.07 to 0.64; P=0.006). Funding status, academic unit or study design were not associated with publication. Survey 407/1546 (26.3%) physicians responded of whom 254 (62%) had submitted a conference abstract. Full publication was associated with: oral presentation (P<0.001), international conference abstracts (P=0.01) and academic clinicians versus clinicians (P<0.001). Reasons for non-publication included: low priority for workload (53%) and time constraints (43%). Conclusions The publication rate was similar to 2005 clinical conference. Probable quality markers were associated with publication: oral presentations selected by conference committee, international conference abstracts and abstracts from those with an academic appointment. Publication was given a low priority among clinical time pressures.

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  abstract     = {<p>Objectives Concerns have been raised about poor-quality palliative care research and low publication rate from conference abstracts. The study objectives: to estimate the publication rate for European Association for Palliative Care research conference abstracts (2008) and explore associated characteristics and to understand reasons for non-publication. Methods Full published papers were searched to March 2015 (Medline; Pubmed; Google Scholar) and data extracted: country of origin, study design/population/topic. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify predictors of publication. Members of two different palliative care associations were surveyed to understand reasons for non-publication. Ï ‡ 2 statistic was used to explore associations with publication. Results Overall publication rate of the 445 proffered abstracts was 57%. In the final model, publication was more likely for oral presentations (OR 2.13; 95% CI 1.28 to 3.55; P=0.003), those from Europe (3.24; 1.09 to 9.56; P=0.033) and much less likely for non-cancer topics (0.21; 0.07 to 0.64; P=0.006). Funding status, academic unit or study design were not associated with publication. Survey 407/1546 (26.3%) physicians responded of whom 254 (62%) had submitted a conference abstract. Full publication was associated with: oral presentation (P&lt;0.001), international conference abstracts (P=0.01) and academic clinicians versus clinicians (P&lt;0.001). Reasons for non-publication included: low priority for workload (53%) and time constraints (43%). Conclusions The publication rate was similar to 2005 clinical conference. Probable quality markers were associated with publication: oral presentations selected by conference committee, international conference abstracts and abstracts from those with an academic appointment. Publication was given a low priority among clinical time pressures.</p>},
  author       = {Hanchanale, Sarika and Kerr, Maria and Ashwood, Paul and Curran, Emily and Ekstrom, Magnus and Allen, Sharon and Currow, David and Johnson, Miriam J.},
  issn         = {2045-435X},
  keyword      = {palliative,publication,research,survey},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {73--77},
  publisher    = {BMJ Publishing Group},
  series       = {BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care},
  title        = {Conference presentation in palliative medicine : Predictors of subsequent publication},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001425},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2018},
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