Guidelines for Reporting Health Research. A User's Manual

  • ID: 2741460
  • Book
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Guidelines for Reporting Health Research is a practical guide to choosing and correctly applying the appropriate guidelines when reporting health research to ensure clear, transparent, and useful reports.

This new title begins with an introduction to reporting guidelines and an overview of the importance of transparent reporting, the characteristics of good guidelines, and how to use reporting guidelines effectively in reporting health research. This hands–on manual also describes over a dozen internationally recognised published guidelines such as CONSORT, STROBE, PRISMA and STARD in a clear and easy to understand format. It aims to help researchers choose and use the correct guidelines for reporting their research, and to produce more completely and transparently reported papers which will help to ensure reports are more useful and are not misleading.

Written by the authors of health research reporting guidelines, in association with the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network, Guidelines for Reporting Health Research is a helpful guide to producing publishable research. It will be a valuable resource for researchers in their role as authors and also an important reference for editors and peer reviewers.

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List of Contributors

ForewordDrummond Rennie


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1 Importance of transparent reporting of health researchDouglas G. Altman and David Moher2 How to develop a reporting guidelineDavid Moher, Douglas G. Altman, Kenneth F. Schulz, and Iveta Simera3 Characteristics of available reporting guidelinesDavid Moher, Kenneth F. Schulz, Douglas G. Altman, John Hoey, Jeremy Grimshaw, Donald Miller, Dugald Seely,  Iveta Simera, Margaret Sampson, Laura Weeks, and Mary Ocampo

4 Using reporting guidelines effectively to ensure good reporting of health researchDouglas G. Altman and Iveta Simera5 Ambiguities and confusions between reporting and conductKenneth F. Schulz, David Moher, Douglas G. Altman6 The EQUATOR Network: helping to achieve high standards in the reporting of health research studiesIveta Simera, Allison Hirst, and Douglas G. Altman
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7 SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials)David Moher and An–Wen Chan8 CONSORT for abstractsSally Hopewell and Mike Clarke9 CONSORTDouglas G. Altman, David Moher and Kenneth F. Schulz10 CONSORT extension for better reporting of harmsJohn P.A. Ioannidis11 CONSORT for nonpharmacologic treatmentsIsabelle Boutron and Philippe Ravaud12 CONSORT for pragmatic trials (Practihc)Merrick Zwarenstein13 CONSORT for cluster randomized trialsDiana R. Elbourne, Marion K. Campbell, Gilda Piaggio and Douglas G. Altman14 CONSORT for non–inferiority and equivalence trialsGilda Piaggio, Diana Elbourne, and Douglas G. Altman15 STRICTA (STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture)Hugh MacPherson16 TREND (Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Non–randomized Designs)Don C. Des Jarlais17 STROBE (STrengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology)Myriam Cevallos and Matthias Egger18 STREGA (Strengthening the Reporting of Genetic Associations)Julian Little19 STARD (STAndards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy studies)Patrick M.M. Bossuyt20 SURGE (The SUrvey Reporting GuidelinE)Jeremy Grimshaw21 COREQ (Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Studies)Andrew Booth, Karin Hannes, Angela Harden, Jane Noyes, and Janet Harris for the Cochrane Collaboration Qualitative Research Methods Group22 SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence)Samuel J. Huber, Greg Ogrinc and Frank Davidoff23 REMARK (REporting recommendations for tumour MARKer prognostic studies)Douglas G. Altman, Lisa M. McShane, Willi Sauerbrei, Sheila E. Taube, and Margaret M. Cavenagh24 PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta–Analyses)David Moher, Douglas G. Altman and Jennifer TetzlaffPart 3

25 SAMPL (the Statistical Analyses and Methods in the Published Literature guidelines)Thomas A. Lang and Douglas G. Altman26 Guidelines for presenting tables and figures in scientific manuscriptsDavid L. Schriger27 Documenting Clinical and Laboratory Images in Publications: the CLIP PrinciplesThomas A. Lang, Cassandra Talerico, and George C. M. Siontis28 Reporting guidelines for health economic evaluations: BMJ guidelines for authors and peer reviewers of economic submissionsAndrew H. Briggs and  Michael F. DrummondPart 4

29 Establishing a coherent reporting guidelines policy in health journalsJason L. Roberts, Timothy T. Houle, Elizabeth W. Loder, Donald B. Penzien, Dana P. Turner and John F. Rothrock


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"Written by the original guideline authors, the book essentially presents and summarizes the various research reporting guidelines developed over the years in an effort to promote best practices in research reporting." (Springer Nature, 2016)

"In Guidelines for Reporting Health Research: A User’s Manual, the book’s editors, in association with the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) network (www.equator– and over 60 individual contributors, present a collection of respected and commonly used guidelines for reporting health research, with the purpose of increasing the clarity, completeness, and transparency of reported research. This book is aimed at a range of professions and roles within the medical and academic fields, including authors, editors, peer reviewers, and funders. From a medical writing perspective, it provides some fundamental background knowledge on the necessity, generation and application of guidelines for publishing research...

Overall this book provides a valuable resource for authors, editors, peer reviewers, and funders to ensure the appropriate guidelines are chosen and correctly applied. I would highly recommend it to any medical writer looking to broaden their knowledge of how best to report health research.(Medical Writing, Dec 2016)

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