Endorsement of the CONSORT guidelines, trial registration, and the quality of reporting randomised controlled trials in leading nursing journals: A cross-sectional analysis

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dc.contributor.author Jull, Andrew en
dc.contributor.author Aye, Phyu en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-29T02:58:11Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-31T23:24:53Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-06 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2015, 52 (6), pp. 1071 - 1079 en
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7489 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30916 en
dc.description.abstract Objective To establish the reporting quality of trials published in leading nursing journals and investigate associations between CONSORT Statement or trial registration endorsment and reporting of design elements. Methods The top 15 nursing journals were searched using Medline for randomised controlled trials published in 2012. Journals were categorised as CONSORT and trial registration promoting based on requirements of submitting authors or the journal's webpage as at January 2014. Data on sequence generation, allocation concealment, follow up, blinding, baseline equivalence and sample size calculation were extracted by one author and independently verified by the second author against source data. Results Seven journals were CONSORT promoting and three of these journals were also trial registration promoting. 114 citations were identified and 83 were randomised controlled trials. Eighteen trials (21.7%) were registered and those published in trial registration promoting journals were more likely to be registered (RR 2.64 95%CI 1.14–6.09). We assessed 68.7% of trials to be low risk of bias for sequence generation, 20.5% for allocation concealment, 38.6% for blinding, 55.4% for completeness of follow up and 79.5% for baseline equivalence. Trials published in CONSORT promoting journals were more likely to be at low risk of bias for blinding (RR 2.33, 95%CI 1.01–5.34) and completeness of follow up (RR 1.77, 95%CI 1.02–3.10), but journal endorsement of the CONSORT Statement or trial registration otherwise had no significant effect. Trials published in CONSORT and trial registration promoting journals were more likely to have high quality sample size calculations (RR 2.91, 95%CI 1.18–7.19 and RR 1.69, 95%CI 1.08–2.64, respectively). Conclusion Simple endorsement of the CONSORT Statement and trials registration is insufficient action to encourage improvement of the quality of trial reporting across the most important of trial design elements. en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Nursing Studies en
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25678 en
dc.relation.replaces 2292/25678 en
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dc.title Endorsement of the CONSORT guidelines, trial registration, and the quality of reporting randomised controlled trials in leading nursing journals: A cross-sectional analysis en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.11.008 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 1071 en
pubs.volume 52 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
dc.identifier.pmid 25540865 en
pubs.end-page 1079 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 460904 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1873-491X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-04-24 en
pubs.dimensions-id 25540865 en


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