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Evaluating Interventions for Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths with a Stepped Wedge Cluster Trial: A Proposed Study Design

Cluster randomized trials are popular for health research studies due to the need or desire to randomize entire clusters, e.g. communities, hospitals, schools, etc., to different trial arms as opposed to randomizing at the subject level. However, stepped wedge cluster trials are increasingly being used over typical cluster randomized trials due to advantages including increased statistical power and the ability to study clusters under both trial arm conditions. In this talk, the stepped wedge cluster design is introduced, and extensions of typical designs due to study constraints are discussed using the Kentucky CAN HEAL grant proposal as an example.

Presented By:

Philip Westgate, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics
UK College of Public Health

The BERD will be available for short consultations after the presentation. 

Registration is required. Email CCTS@uky.edu to reserve your place by Friday, February 22, 2019.