Standardizing definitions and reporting guidelines for the infertility core outcome set: an international consensus development study†  ‡.

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dc.contributor.author Duffy, JMN
dc.contributor.author Bhattacharya, S
dc.contributor.author Bhattacharya, S
dc.contributor.author Bofill, M
dc.contributor.author Collura, B
dc.contributor.author Curtis, C
dc.contributor.author Evers, JLH
dc.contributor.author Giudice, LC
dc.contributor.author Farquharson, RG
dc.contributor.author Franik, S
dc.contributor.author Hickey, M
dc.contributor.author Hull, ML
dc.contributor.author Jordan, V
dc.contributor.author Khalaf, Y
dc.contributor.author Legro, RS
dc.contributor.author Lensen, S
dc.contributor.author Mavrelos, D
dc.contributor.author Mol, BW
dc.contributor.author Niederberger, C
dc.contributor.author Ng, EHY
dc.contributor.author Puscasiu, L
dc.contributor.author Repping, S
dc.contributor.author Sarris, I
dc.contributor.author Showell, M
dc.contributor.author Strandell, A
dc.contributor.author Vail, A
dc.contributor.author van Wely, M
dc.contributor.author Vercoe, M
dc.contributor.author Vuong, NL
dc.contributor.author Wang, AY
dc.contributor.author Wang, R
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, J
dc.contributor.author Youssef, MA
dc.contributor.author Farquhar, CM
dc.contributor.author Core Outcome Measure for Infertility Trials (COMMIT) initiative
dc.coverage.spatial England
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-25T23:35:28Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-25T23:35:28Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.identifier.citation (2020). Human Reproduction, 35(12), 2735-2745.
dc.identifier.issn 0268-1161
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/60514
dc.description.abstract <h4>Study question</h4>Can consensus definitions for the core outcome set for infertility be identified in order to recommend a standardized approach to reporting?<h4>Summary answer</h4>Consensus definitions for individual core outcomes, contextual statements and a standardized reporting table have been developed.<h4>What is known already</h4>Different definitions exist for individual core outcomes for infertility. This variation increases the opportunities for researchers to engage with selective outcome reporting, which undermines secondary research and compromises clinical practice guideline development.<h4>Study design, size, duration</h4>Potential definitions were identified by a systematic review of definition development initiatives and clinical practice guidelines and by reviewing Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group guidelines. These definitions were discussed in a face-to-face consensus development meeting, which agreed consensus definitions. A standardized approach to reporting was also developed as part of the process.<h4>Participants/materials, setting, methods</h4>Healthcare professionals, researchers and people with fertility problems were brought together in an open and transparent process using formal consensus development methods.<h4>Main results and the role of chance</h4>Forty-four potential definitions were inventoried across four definition development initiatives, including the Harbin Consensus Conference Workshop Group and International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies, 12 clinical practice guidelines and Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group guidelines. Twenty-seven participants, from 11 countries, contributed to the consensus development meeting. Consensus definitions were successfully developed for all core outcomes. Specific recommendations were made to improve reporting.<h4>Limitations, reasons for caution</h4>We used consensus development methods, which have inherent limitations. There was limited representation from low- and middle-income countries.<h4>Wider implications of the findings</h4>A minimum data set should assist researchers in populating protocols, case report forms and other data collection tools. The generic reporting table should provide clear guidance to researchers and improve the reporting of their results within journal publications and conference presentations. Research funding bodies, the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials statement, and over 80 specialty journals have committed to implementing this core outcome set.<h4>Study funding/competing interest(s)</h4>This research was funded by the Catalyst Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand, Auckland Medical Research Fund and Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust. Siladitya Bhattacharya reports being the Editor-in-Chief of Human Reproduction Open and an editor of the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group. J.L.H.E. reports being the Editor Emeritus of Human Reproduction. R.S.L. reports consultancy fees from Abbvie, Bayer, Ferring, Fractyl, Insud Pharma and Kindex and research sponsorship from Guerbet and Hass Avocado Board. B.W.M. reports consultancy fees from Guerbet, iGenomix, Merck, Merck KGaA and ObsEva. C.N. reports being the Editor-in-Chief of Fertility and Sterility and Section Editor of the Journal of Urology, research sponsorship from Ferring, and a financial interest in NexHand. E.H.Y.N. reports research sponsorship from Merck. A.S. reports consultancy fees from Guerbet. J.W. reports being a statistical editor for the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group. A.V. reports that he is a Statistical Editor of the Cochrane Gynaecology & Fertility Review Group and of the journal Reproduction. His employing institution has received payment from Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for his advice on review of research evidence to inform their 'traffic light' system for infertility treatment 'add-ons'. N.L.V. reports consultancy and conference fees from Ferring, Merck and Merck Sharp and Dohme. The remaining authors declare no competing interests in relation to the work presented. All authors have completed the disclosure form.<h4>Trial registration number</h4>Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials Initiative: 1023.
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dc.language eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human reproduction (Oxford, England)
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dc.subject Core Outcome Measure for Infertility Trials (COMMIT) initiative
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Infertility
dc.subject Consensus
dc.subject Fertility
dc.subject New Zealand
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Outcome Assessment, Health Care
dc.subject female infertility
dc.subject male infertility / effectiveness / safety / outcomes
dc.subject Contraception/Reproduction
dc.subject Reproductive health and childbirth
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Obstetrics & Gynecology
dc.subject Reproductive Biology
dc.subject male infertility
dc.subject effectiveness
dc.subject safety
dc.subject outcomes
dc.subject DATA-COLLECTION
dc.subject EXPERT PANEL
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject STATEMENT
dc.subject FIBROIDS
dc.subject TRIALS
dc.subject CARE
dc.subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject 16 Studies in Human Society
dc.title Standardizing definitions and reporting guidelines for the infertility core outcome set: an international consensus development study†  ‡.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/humrep/deaa243
pubs.issue 12
pubs.begin-page 2735
pubs.volume 35
dc.date.updated 2022-06-07T20:18:21Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 33252643 (pubmed)
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33252643
pubs.end-page 2745
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
pubs.subtype research-article
pubs.subtype Systematic Review
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 831359
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences
pubs.org-id School of Medicine
pubs.org-id Obstetrics and Gynaecology
dc.identifier.eissn 1460-2350
dc.identifier.pii 6010637
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-06-08
pubs.online-publication-date 2020-12-01


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