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Methodological reporting quality of randomized controlled trials in three spine journals from 2010 to 2012.
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PMID:  24748442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: To elucidate the methodological reporting quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in three spine journals from 2010 to 2012.
METHODS: In this study, we summarized the methodological report of RCTs in three major spine journals, including the Spine Journal, Spine and the European Spine Journal from 2010 to 2012. The methodological reporting quality, including the allocation sequence generation, allocation concealment, blinding and sample size calculation, was revealed. Number of patients, funding source, type of intervention and country were also retrieved from each trial. The methodological reporting quality was descriptively reported.
RESULTS: Ninety trials were involved and 57.8 % (52/90) reported adequate allocation sequence generation, 46.7 % (42/90) reported adequate allocation concealment, 34.4 % (31/90) reported adequate blinding and 37.8 % (34/90) reported adequate sample size calculation.
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that the methodological reporting quality of RCTs in the spine field needs further improvement.
Authors:
Xiao Chen; Xiao Zhai; Xue Wang; Jiacan Su; Ming Li
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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