Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine
Volume 11, Issue 2 Pages: 69-129 May 2018
Reporting quality of trial abstracts—improved yet suboptimal: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
We conducted a systematic review and meta‐analysis of literature to determine if the publication of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) abstract guideline in 2008 was followed by change in reporting quality of randomized controlled trial (RCT) abstracts. …The change in reporting quality of RCT abstracts is far from satisfactory, as evidenced by suboptimal post‐CONSORT rates and wide CIs of effect sizes for majority of improved items. Mere publication of CONSORT–abstract guideline, without strict endorsement has failed to translate into good quality abstracts.
Viswas Chhapola, Soumya Tiwari, Rekha Brar, Sandeep Kumar Kanwal
First Published: 20 February 2018