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Doctoral thesis shows the way to more valid medical research
Professor and chief physician Janus Christian Jakobsen has defended his doctoral dissertation, which contains practical guidance on how to increase the quality of clinical research through the systematic use of certain methods.
When analyzing results from such experiments and overviews, there are countless methods available, according to Janus Christian Jakobsen. New methods are constantly being developed and existing methods are used in new ways. Some methods seem more important than others, and it can often be unclear to researchers which methods to choose, how to apply them, and how to combine them.
Meet the researcher
Janus Christian Jakobsen is employed at the Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research and professor at the Department of Regional Health Research at the University of Southern Denmark.
About the dissertation
The first part of Janus Christian Jakobsen's dissertation describes a systematic approach to the analysis of randomised clinical trials and systematic literature reviews in eight theoretical articles. These topics have been selected based on Copenhagen Trial Unit's experience with clinical research over decades.
The second part of the dissertation comprises three systematic literature reviews in which the proposed systematic method is applied in practice. In addition, it contains two articles that attempt to communicate and interpret the research results for clinicians and patients.