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Creating an Animated Video Summary of a Cochrane Review

Posted on the 07 February 2018 by Soumyadeepb

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After reading Jani’s blog post on creating Cochrane infographics I thought I would try and produce one for our most recent review: Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents. I soon encountered several obstacles created by the complexities of the review which involved:

  • multiple comparisons (long versus short needles, wide versus narrow needles)
  • multiple patient-relevant outcomes (immune response, pain, crying, local reactions, other adverse events after vaccination)
  • varying quality of evidence (GRADE) ratings across outcomes.

My attempts to address these issues resulted in a messy infographic that contained too many images and an excessive amount of explanatory text. I eventually abandoned the infographic and decided to create a video that would incorporate a voice-over to deliver additional information that could not be communicated by a static combination of images and text alone. You can have a look at the finished product below:

I developed the video…

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