Sunday, 14 October 2007

CONSORT: Transparent Reporting of Controlled Trials

The CONSORT Statement is minimum set of recommendations for reporting randomized controlled trials. Researchers are able to prepare and report their randomized controlled trial findings in a standard way, enabling readers to understand the trial design and interpretation and assess the validity of its results.

Authors report by using a 22-item checklist on the content: Title , abstract, results and discussion, and a flow diagram which displays the progress of all participants through the trial.

The consort statement is available in 10 different languages. A guide on the CONSORT: "Interpreting and Reporting Clinical Trials” is available in the library

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