Browsing Operational Research Courses by Authors
Building Global Capacity for Conducting Operational Research Using the SORT IT Model: Where and Who?Zachariah, R; Rust, S; Berger, SD; Guillerm, N; Bissell, K; Delaunois, P; Reid, AJ; Kumar, AM; Olliaro, PL; Reeder, JC; et al. (Public Library of Science, 2016)Research capacity is weakest in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) where operational research is highly relevant and needed. Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) courses have been developed to train participants to conduct and publish operational research and influence policy and practice. Twenty courses were completed in Asia, Africa, Europe and the South Pacific between 2009 and 2014.
Does the Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) continue to influence health policy and/or practice?Tripathy, JP; Kumar, AM; Guillerm, N; Berger, SD; Bissell, K; Reid, A; Zachariah, R; Ramsay, A; Harries, AD (Taylor & Francis, 2018-08-01)The Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) is a successful model of integrated operational research and capacity building with about 90% of participants completing the training and publishing in scientific journals.
Is Adjunctive Naturopathy Associated with Improved Glycaemic Control and a Reduction in Need for Medications Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients? A Prospective Cohort Study from IndiaBairy, S; Kumar, AM; Raju, M; Achanta, S; Naik, B; Tripathy, JP; Zachariah, R (BioMed Central, 2016-08-17)With an estimated 65 million Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients, India ranks second in the world in terms of DM burden. The emphasis of current medical practice has been on pharmacotherapy but, despite the best combination therapies, acheiving glycaemic control (reduction of blood sugar to desirable levels) is a challenge. 'Integrated Naturopathy and Yoga'(INY) is an alternative system of medicine that lays emphasis on the role of diet and physical exercise. We assessed the short term effect of INY as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy on glycaemic control among type 2 DM patients.