Include only relevant, diagnostically important data. Interpretations and conclusions drawn from the data should be consistent with the evidence presented in the study. 0000068336 00000 n Up to four keywords (MeSH headings) should be included. 0000007909 00000 n Abstracts should be structured: Objective, Design, Setting, Participants, Interventions, Main outcome measures, Results, and Conclusion and should not exceed 300 words. 0000021635 00000 n Limitations should be described. 2. 0000010946 00000 n The article should assess not only the strength of the studies but the "bottom line" clinical importance for family practice. Assessing clinical discoveries. If the results of the trial are published in CFP, the registration number and registry name will form part of the published article. 0000128742 00000 n Review references should be used only if they meet the standards of a scientific review. Praxis Sponsorship, grants, or other financial support for the committee's work must be acknowledged. 0000014847 00000 n Results begin with the response rate. 0000130911 00000 n Report (main body of the manuscript) should be written as a stand-alone article and not just lifted from the task force or committee working report. 0000129996 00000 n 0000131632 00000 n 0000020002 00000 n These special issues are full of practical content that complements the 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental … 0000068256 00000 n Extensive references are not required. Limitations and their effect on findings should be discussed. What is new or important about this study should be stated clearly. These are short reports of original studies or evaluations or unique, first-time reports of a clinical case or case series which must be of unusual quality and special interest to merit publication. Hypothesis 0000130341 00000 n 0000129616 00000 n Limitations and their possible effects on results should be mentioned. Findings is the term used for "results" in qualitative studies. Specify what new information this study will provide. Describe the objectives of the committee. The discussion must be dynamic and stimulate reactions. Discussion and Conclusion – Why is the case important and what lessons are to be learned? 0000069746 00000 n Statistical analysis should be appropriate to the study design and sample size. 0000060029 00000 n Conclusions should summarize the main findings of the study, relate back to the study objective, and be supported by data found in the study. Discussion should compare the program with others in that field and indicate why it is an improvement over existing programs. The case described in the introduction should be used to illustrate your points and be wrapped up at the end of the section. Guidelines are delivered in a user-friendly, step-by-step instructional style for physical exams and diagnostic testing results in SI units; health maintenance recommendations approved by Health Canada; care guidelines including Canadian drug names and dietary information; information on culturally responsive care; and patient resources specific to Canada. Concisely compare the case to the literature. Conclusion should summarize the main findings of the study, relate back to the study's objective(s), and be supported by data found in the study. 0000128058 00000 n Abstracts of research articles are printed in both official languages. 0000069374 00000 n Chronological sequence provides logical structure. Ann Fam Med 2008;6(1):3-5. Discussion should state the importance of the case, case series, or clinical observation and compare the findings to the literature. Approach to: “Approach to” articles should focus on specific new, alternative or more effective approaches to diagnosis and treatment of conditions seen by family physicians. 0000129797 00000 n 0000055342 00000 n Outline the approach and point out its advantages and disadvantages. Indicate whether this tip has been described before (briefly describe your literature search). Updates: Update articles should focus on mainstream clinical topics in which a change in thinking has taken place, or is taking place. ؈�XLߓ�Ϩ�4�D��j(�h`[3U�#��m��ُ�q��8M{,�*���7��1�N+���ک��#� �� endstream endobj 158 0 obj <>>> endobj 159 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/Properties<>/Shading<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 567.0 774.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 160 0 obj <> endobj 161 0 obj <>stream It should help family physicians decide whether or not they should change their own approach to the condition in question. Authors wishing to submit results of clinical trials to CFP will be required to include the trial registration number and trial registry name at the end of the abstract. %PDF-1.5 %���� 0000138293 00000 n 0000134136 00000 n Maximum number of words is 1200 words, including tables and/or charts. 0000005601 00000 n Discussion should state what new information has been discovered. Research It may even be a philosophical essay on a topic relevant to family medicine. Maximum number of words is 850. 0000133040 00000 n Submitted texts must include a story, an argumentation, a discussion, and a practical conclusion. Statistics given should be appropriate to study design and numbers. Results should relate to the research question. 0000133713 00000 n 0000126935 00000 n No commentary should be included. 0000133398 00000 n Differential Diagnosis – Where applicable. 0000068728 00000 n Commentaries should generally range from 900 to 1500 words. 0000132695 00000 n Articles can be submitted in English or French and will be published in both languages. Structure the article to include the research question, the type of article or study, an overview of the findings and conclusions drawn by the authors, a discussion of the methodology, strengths and weaknesses, and the relevance to family practice. Articles should deal with current issues relevant to the wider family medicine audience. Conclusion should summarize the main findings of the study, relate back to the study objective, and be supported by the data found in the study. Introduce the problem being addressed and mention how the technique was discovered. Up to four keywords (MeSH headings) should be included. It may be a social commentary. Care should nevertheless be taken to protect the identity and privacy of the patient. Up to four key words (MeSH headings) should be included. The abstract should include the headings Objective, Design, Setting, Participants, Method, Main findings, and Conclusion and should not exceed 300 words. 0000126896 00000 n Comment on the quality of the denominator and numerator from your results. Data Sources should describe search strategies used to identify relevant articles. Describe statistical testing proposed and sample size calculation. The rationale for the analysis should be clear to readers. 0000062074 00000 n 0000014959 00000 n 0000008959 00000 n 0000069250 00000 n Level I: At least one properly conducted randomized controlled trial, systematic review, or meta-analysis. Reporting of financial conflicts of interest by Canadian clinical practice guideline producers: a descriptive study. Canadian Family Physician wants to publish interesting or unusual cases seen in the family practice setting, aspects of which have the potential to be instructive for practising family physicians. Abstracts should generally use the same headings as quantitative studies (Objective, Design, Setting, Participants, Main outcome measures, Results, and Conclusion), but these may be adapted when appropriate. The topics should be useful to those new to practice, but ideally should be relevant a wider family medicine audience as well. Information (data) gathering, such as audiotaping, transcribing, and keeping field notes, should be described in enough detail to permit readers to understand the process. Why are we doing so little clinical research? Residents' Views Case Reports Describe clinical and statistical significance, how results compare with the literature, possible explanations for results, and future directions for research. 0000030544 00000 n How has it changed your practice? Results section should not include commentary. Discussion states what new information has been found. Include a brief review of similar published cases if relevant. Method should include the design, setting, sample frame, selection of participants (inclusion and exclusion criteria), intervention, and outcome measurement instruments' validity and reliability.