Overview, Definitions, and Goals for ASHA’s Treatment Outcomes and Clinical Trials Activities (What Difference Do Outcome Data Make to You?) This article examines differences between efficacy and effectiveness, describes two research designs related to measuring efficacy and effectiveness, and describes the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) efforts relative to these research designs, with examples presented for how each of these designs can be used in the school setting. Outcomes studies and ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 1998
Overview, Definitions, and Goals for ASHA’s Treatment Outcomes and Clinical Trials Activities (What Difference Do Outcome Data Make to You?)
 
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  • Herbert M. Baum
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Contact author: Herbert M. Baum, PhD, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Associate Director for Speech, Language, Hearing Science and Research, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-3279.
    Contact author: Herbert M. Baum, PhD, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Associate Director for Speech, Language, Hearing Science and Research, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-3279.×
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Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 1998
Overview, Definitions, and Goals for ASHA’s Treatment Outcomes and Clinical Trials Activities (What Difference Do Outcome Data Make to You?)
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1998, Vol. 29, 246-249. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2904.246
History: Received November 24, 1997 , Accepted April 28, 1998
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1998, Vol. 29, 246-249. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2904.246
History: Received November 24, 1997; Accepted April 28, 1998

This article examines differences between efficacy and effectiveness, describes two research designs related to measuring efficacy and effectiveness, and describes the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) efforts relative to these research designs, with examples presented for how each of these designs can be used in the school setting. Outcomes studies and clinical trials research are the particular focus of the article. The characteristics of each type of research are described and related to the school setting.

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