Adherence to guidelines: over estimation due to social desirability bias.

4 Jul

1) Guidelines are published but in some cases are retracted because of potential conflict of interest bias.

2) Practitioner’s adherence to guidelines are published but in some cases should be examined with caution because of potential social desirability bias and interviewer bias.

3) In conclusion: nobody in this world is perfect neither those who write recommendations nor those who pretend to respect them.

We thank Pr H MaisonneuveSharib Ziya Khan,  H Sharma, and A Hakeem who gave us the idea of this post.

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5 Responses to “Adherence to guidelines: over estimation due to social desirability bias.”

  1. Maisonneuve July 6, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Congratulation for the 1999 paper you cited, from a good team. Retraction of guidelines is an issue not well managed in France, and no guidelines exist on the retraction process. Guidelines can be retracted for errors or misconduct, and that’s different. I commented the BMJ news on the April 2011 retraction of diabetes guidelines see http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d4007.extract/reply#bmj_el_266291
    Sincerely

  2. Ha-Vinh July 7, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Dear Professor
    many thanks for you comment I greatly appreciate. Indeed it’s difficult to understand why health authority retract the paper and the journal (Diabetes & Metabolism) doesn’t.
    Can the copyright cession be the reason why?
    Must we make a difference between administrative retraction and publisher retraction?
    In this particular case the administrative retraction by the french health authority do not correspond to an automatic editorial retraction by the journal publisher which is the owner of the copyright of the article.
    Respectfully

  3. Nicolas Prince July 10, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Je fais un hors sujet léger. Je comprendrais que l’ambition de votre blog fût internationale. Je peux vous lire en anglais. Je pourrais, moins aisément je l’avoue, vous répondre de même. Toutefois, lire deux français échanger en anglais me donne un peu à penser.
    Ça ne m’empèche pas de continuer à vous lire 🙂

  4. Ha-Vinh July 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Je vous remercie de me lire et d’enrichir par vos réactions et réflexions ce blog depuis ses balbutiants débuts. Ecrire en anglais est pour moi un challenge et non pas un snobisme car cela m’est difficile. Mais le fond des idées change d’être formulé en anglais. Une même idée formulée en français puis en anglais ne sera pas sur le fond exactement identique car le véhicule étant différent il vous emmène sur d’autres chemins. Je suis persuadé que si j’avais répondu au Pr Maisonneuve en français je n’aurai pas eu l’idée de la “rétractation administrative”. L’ambition de mon blog étant d’interagir (voir l’objectif formulé en haut de la page d’accueil: “INTERACT WITH SCIENTIFIC AUTHORS IN HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH”) peut importe finalement la langue utilisée.

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