The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is seeking public input on common data elements (CDEs) related to lower-limb loss for its draft, Common Data Elements for Lower Limb Loss Research. The CDEs and outcome measures are intended to provide researchers and clinicians with a menu of options to reference and utilize and to promote the collection of comparable data across research studies.
Two sets of CDEs are available: measures highly suggested for researchers and clinicians to include in research and practice (referred to as Core variables), and measures that provide additional specificity or variation if a researcher or clinician chooses to use depending on study focus or population (referred to as Supplemental variables).
All measures have been defined and curated by reviewing existing CDEs and with significant input from a federal interagency workgroup, which includes other National Institutes of Health and Centers; the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the Department of Defense; the Food and Drug Administration; and Veterans Affairs.
The draft report includes information to document the suggested variables within each category, along with variable definitions, variable options, suggestion on Core/Supplemental status, and data source where applicable.
Comments should be directed to [email protected].
To read the Draft Common Data Elements (CDEs) for Lower Limb Loss Research, visit the NICHD website.