The medical literature on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was reviewed both to establish the quantity of scientific communications regarding this condition and to determine the quality of the research methods. Compared to other conditions, substantially more communications on AIDS occurred during the period under review. Compared to two other serious medical conditions, the AIDS literature contained an overrepresentation of letters-to-the-editor and an underrepresentation of editorials and commentaries. The major methodological shortcoming of the research literature was the failure to use appropriate sampling frames.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Evaluation and Program Planning|
|State||Published - 1990|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by contract 87M019835601D from the National Institute of Mental Health. The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily represent the views of NIMH.
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