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Reporting Quality of Systematic Review Abstracts in Leading Oral Implantology Journals.
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PMID:  24075952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Abstracts of systematic reviews are of critical importance as consumers of research often do not access the full text. This study aimed to assess the reporting quality of systematic review (SR) abstracts in leading oral implantology journals.
METHODS: Six specialty journals were screened for SRs between 2008 and 2012. A 16-item checklist, based on the PRISMA Statement, was used to examine the completeness of abstract reporting.
RESULTS: Ninety-three SR abstracts were included in this study. The majority were published in Clinical Oral Implants Research (43%). The mean overall reporting quality score was 72.5% (95% CI: 70.8-74.2). Most abstracts were structured (97.9%), adequately reporting objectives (97.9%) and conclusions (93.6%). Conversely, inadequate reporting of methods of the study, background (79.6%), appraisal (65.6%), and data synthesis (65.6%) was observed. Registration of reviews was not reported in any of the included abstracts. Multivariate analysis revealed no difference in reporting quality with respect to continent, number of authors, or meta-analysis conduct.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that the reporting quality of systematic review abstracts in implantology journals requires further improvement.
Juliana Kiriakou; Nikolaos Pandis; Padhraig S Fleming; Phoebus Madianos; Argy Polychronopoulou
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dentistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-176X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0354422     Medline TA:  J Dent     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
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