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How to publish a research paper: reporting guidelines November, 15, 2014. Janna Friedly M.D. Assistant Professor University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Associate Director, Comparative Effectiveness, Cost and Outcomes Research Center (CECORC). Disclosures.

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How to publish a research paper reporting guidelines november 15 2014

How to publish a research paper: reporting guidelines November, 15, 2014

Janna Friedly M.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Washington

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Associate Director, Comparative Effectiveness, Cost and Outcomes Research Center (CECORC)


Disclosures
Disclosures

  • Financial: None

  • Other: Associate Editor for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Background
background

Completeness of reporting of RCTs is not optimal

Use of mandatory reporting guidelines improves completeness

Fraud in reporting is still an issue

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Nov Consolidated standards of reporting trials (CONSORT) and the completeness of reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in medical journals. Turner et. al.


ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING GUIDELINES

Chan L, Heinemann AW, Roberts J. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014;95(3):415–17.


Reporting guidelines
Reporting Guidelines RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING

Reporting guidelines are tools developed to aid accurate and complete reporting of key aspects of research studies.

They are becoming required for submissions by more and more journals (BMJ, Lancet, Archives).

A large group of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation journals (28+) have agreed to require these for submission.


Reporting guidelines1
Reporting Guidelines RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING

Five Main Guidelines

CONSORT – Randomized Controlled Trials (checklist & flow diagram)

STROBE – Observational Studies (checklist)

PRISMA – Systematic Reviews Meta-Analysis (checklist & flow diagram)

STARD – Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (checklist & flow diagram)

CARE – Case Reports (checklist)

Go to www.equator-network.org for more details.


Consort checklist
Consort checklist RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING


LESS RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING


What do editors want the rudiments of style
What Do Editors Want: The Rudiments of Style RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING

Short words

Short sentences

Short paragraphs

No jargon, no cliches

No abbreviations

Nouns and verbs > adjectives and adverbs

Active vs. passive writing

  • The study showed

  • It was shown


Lessons learned
Lessons learned RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING

Review the appropriate reporting guideline when designing your research study

Involve a statistician as early as possible

Register all studies with Clinicaltrials.gov accurately, completely and before starting enrollment

Know your target journal and review requirements early


Questions? RESEARCH: MANDATORY USE OF THE REPORTING

Thank You!


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