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Assessment of the quality of reporting in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture in the Korean literature using the CONSORT statement and STRICTA guidelines.

Kim KH, Kang JW, Lee MS, Lee JD - BMJ Open (2014)

Bottom Line: Among the 61 RCTs of needling acupuncture in the late period, the STRICTA items of setting/context (24.6%) and practitioner background (27.9%) showed incomplete reporting.The completeness of reporting improved over time in several CONSORT and STRICTA items.The completeness of reporting of Korean RCTs of acupuncture was suboptimal according to the CONSORT and revised STRICTA statements.

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Affiliation: School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea.

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Percentage of RCTs with complete reporting of the CONSORT items. # and number in parentheses refer to the item number. Green dash in the figure indicates a reference line of 50%. Blue and red bar represent the percentages of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with complete reporting in the early and late periods, respectively.
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BMJOPEN2014005068F2: Percentage of RCTs with complete reporting of the CONSORT items. # and number in parentheses refer to the item number. Green dash in the figure indicates a reference line of 50%. Blue and red bar represent the percentages of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with complete reporting in the early and late periods, respectively.

Mentions: Of 103 RCTs published in the late period, there was considerable incompleteness of reporting in items related to the study design, implementation, reporting and interpretation (figure 2). Items with markedly incomplete reporting were allocation concealment (item #9; 5.8%), implementation of allocation process (item #10; 11.7%), definition of primary/secondary outcomes (item #6; 15.5%), methods of sample size calculation (item #7; 2.9%), blinding of outcome assessors (item #11; 20.3%), participant flow (item #13; 25.2%), number of participants analysed (item #16; 19.4%), ancillary analyses (item #18; 0%), adverse events (item #19; 24.3%), generalisability of the study findings (item #21; 1.9%) and overall evidence (item #22; 32.0%).


Assessment of the quality of reporting in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture in the Korean literature using the CONSORT statement and STRICTA guidelines.

Kim KH, Kang JW, Lee MS, Lee JD - BMJ Open (2014)

Percentage of RCTs with complete reporting of the CONSORT items. # and number in parentheses refer to the item number. Green dash in the figure indicates a reference line of 50%. Blue and red bar represent the percentages of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with complete reporting in the early and late periods, respectively.
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BMJOPEN2014005068F2: Percentage of RCTs with complete reporting of the CONSORT items. # and number in parentheses refer to the item number. Green dash in the figure indicates a reference line of 50%. Blue and red bar represent the percentages of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with complete reporting in the early and late periods, respectively.
Mentions: Of 103 RCTs published in the late period, there was considerable incompleteness of reporting in items related to the study design, implementation, reporting and interpretation (figure 2). Items with markedly incomplete reporting were allocation concealment (item #9; 5.8%), implementation of allocation process (item #10; 11.7%), definition of primary/secondary outcomes (item #6; 15.5%), methods of sample size calculation (item #7; 2.9%), blinding of outcome assessors (item #11; 20.3%), participant flow (item #13; 25.2%), number of participants analysed (item #16; 19.4%), ancillary analyses (item #18; 0%), adverse events (item #19; 24.3%), generalisability of the study findings (item #21; 1.9%) and overall evidence (item #22; 32.0%).

Bottom Line: Among the 61 RCTs of needling acupuncture in the late period, the STRICTA items of setting/context (24.6%) and practitioner background (27.9%) showed incomplete reporting.The completeness of reporting improved over time in several CONSORT and STRICTA items.The completeness of reporting of Korean RCTs of acupuncture was suboptimal according to the CONSORT and revised STRICTA statements.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea.

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Related in: MedlinePlus