Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials

Evan R Mayo-Wilson, Sean Grant, Sally Hopewell, Geraldine Macdonald, David Moher, Paul Montgomery

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Social and psychological interventions are often complex. Understanding randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of these complex interventions requires a detailed description of the interventions tested and the methods used to evaluate them; however, RCT reports often omit, or inadequately report, this information. Incomplete and inaccurate reporting hinders the optimal use of research, wastes resources, and fails to meet ethical obligations to research participants and consumers. In this paper, we explain how reporting guidelines have improved the quality of reports in medicine, and describe the ongoing development of a new reporting guideline for RCTs: CONSORT-SPI (an Extension for social and psychological interventions). We invite readers to participate in the project by visiting our website, in order to help us reach the best-informed consensus on these guidelines (http://tinyurl.com/CONSORT-study).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242
Number of pages1
JournalTrials
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StateAccepted/In press - Aug 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Randomized Controlled Trials
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Mayo-Wilson, E. R., Grant, S., Hopewell, S., Macdonald, G., Moher, D., & Montgomery, P. (Accepted/In press). Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials. Trials, 242. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-242

Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials. / Mayo-Wilson, Evan R; Grant, Sean; Hopewell, Sally; Macdonald, Geraldine; Moher, David; Montgomery, Paul.

In: Trials, 01.08.2013, p. 242.

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Mayo-Wilson, ER, Grant, S, Hopewell, S, Macdonald, G, Moher, D & Montgomery, P 2013, 'Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials', Trials, pp. 242. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-242
Mayo-Wilson ER, Grant S, Hopewell S, Macdonald G, Moher D, Montgomery P. Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials. Trials. 2013 Aug 1;242. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-242
Mayo-Wilson, Evan R ; Grant, Sean ; Hopewell, Sally ; Macdonald, Geraldine ; Moher, David ; Montgomery, Paul. / Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials. In: Trials. 2013 ; pp. 242.
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