Purpose: Comment the Discussion (Class 505 Unit 5 Comment 1) Student: Dane

Thing to Remember:

Answer this discussion with opinions/ideas creatively and clearly. Supports post using several outside, peer-reviewed sources.

1 References, find resources that are 5 years or less

No errors with APA format 6 Edition

To Comment:

Epidemiological studies impact all stags of practice, clinicians rely on the data from research to be able to diagnose, predict a prognosis, and know the expected outcome of a specific intervention or treatment. Clinical treatment is any intervention applied to impact course of a disease resulting in a positive outcome. Treatment is based on evidence-based information obtained for observational studies and experimental studies (also referred to as clinical trials). The studies are done to test a hypotheses or effect of a treatment

Epidemiological impact on treatment includes detailed studies before results are deemed evidence based, they must be valid, best possible treatment if compared to alternative intervention. Two main studies are observational studies, subjects are observed and generally do not receive an intervention, while in experimental studies are more highly controlled with strict procedural guide lines to ensure validity, and include randomized control trials. It is standard of excellence for scientific studies of the effect of treatment (Fletcher, 2013). Much strength is given to this type of study for example, drugs studies goes through three phases, I, II, and III. Phase III is a randomized study provide the clinical evidence of efficacy, fidelity, and side effects to expect from trial medication before it is approved for use.


Fletcher, R. (2013). Clinical epidemiology (5th ed.). Retrieved from [Chegg] https://ereader.chegg.com/#/books/9781469829784/

Hinckley, J., & Douglas, N. (2013, May 1,). Treatment fidelity: its importance and reported frequency in aphasia treatment studies. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 279-284. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=5&sid=c6fbae2f-90ae-4a7e-bca3-34afb13114a6%40sessionmgr4010

Stang, P., Ryan, P., Overhage, J., Schuemie, M., Hartzema, A., & Welebob, E. (201, October 2,). Variation in choice of study design: findings from the epidemiology design decision inventory and evaluation (EDDIE) survey. Drug Safety, S15-S25. https://doi.org/DOI 10.1007/s40264-013-0103-1

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