When will I see you again? : the fate of research findings from international wound care conferences

Dumville, Jo C., Petherick, Emily S. and Cullum, Nicky (2008) When will I see you again? : the fate of research findings from international wound care conferences. International Wound Journal, 5 1: 26-33. doi:10.1111/j.1742-481X.2007.00343.x

Author Dumville, Jo C.
Petherick, Emily S.
Cullum, Nicky
Title When will I see you again? : the fate of research findings from international wound care conferences
Journal name International Wound Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-481X
Publication date 2008-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2007.00343.x
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 26
End page 33
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Medical conferences provide a forum for the rapid dissemination of research directly to health professionals and academics. However, the published record of poster and oral presentations from these meetings is usually limited to abstracts. We aimed to assess how many wound studies presented as conference abstracts were eventually published in journals and to identify the factors that predicted publication. The study was a retrospective review. We identified abstracts relating to oral and poster presentation from two large wound conferences. Following data extraction from the abstracts, a systematic search was conducted to examine if the research was subsequently published as a journal article. A time-to-event analysis was conducted to assess predictive associations between features of the research reported in the conference abstracts and time to full publication. In total, 492 abstracts from two European wound care conferences were identified (467 after exclusions). Of the abstracts included, 60% (279) were for posters and 40% (188) were for oral presentations. Over half of the abstracts (53%) reported results from case studies or case series design. In total, only 57 (12%) of the abstracts included resulted in a related publication. Analysis suggested that those studies reporting positive findings were significantly more likely to be published (hazard ratio 1·79, P= 0·001, 95% CIs 1·26–2·55). Few studies presented as conference abstracts at these two wounds conferences were subsequently published. This may be because of the low methodological quality of studies accepted for poster or oral presentation.
Keyword Abstracts
Wound care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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