publication . Article . 2018

The STROBE extensions: protocol for a qualitative assessment of content and a survey of endorsement

Melissa K. Sharp; Ana Utrobičić; Guadalupe Gómez; Erik Cobo; Elizabeth Wager; Darko Hren;
Open Access English
  • Published: 16 Feb 2018 Journal: BMJ Open, volume 7, issue 10, page e019043 (issn: 2044-6055, eissn: 2044-6055, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Introduction The STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement was developed in response to inadequate reporting of observational studies. In recent years, several extensions to STROBE have been created to provide more nuanced field-specific guidance for authors. The content and the prevalence of extension endorsement have not yet been assessed. Accordingly, there are two aims: (1) to classify changes made in the extensions to identify strengths and weaknesses of the original STROBE checklist and (2) to determine the prevalence and typology of endorsement by journals in fields related to extensions. Methods and analysis ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Medical Publishing and Peer Review, Protocol, 1506, 1711, reporting guidelines, strobe, observational studies, information dissemination/methods, bibliometrics, :Matemàtiques i estadística [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], :90 Operations research, mathematical programming [Classificació AMS], General Medicine, Concordance, Typology, Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology, Observational study, Checklist, Strengths and weaknesses, Open science, Applied psychology, Medicine, business.industry, business
Funded by
EC| MIROR
Project
MIROR
Methods in Research on Research
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 676207
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-EJD
Validated by funder
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4.Nedovic D, Panic N, Pastorino R, et al Evaluation of the Endorsement of the STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association Studies (STREGA) statement on the reporting quality of Published genetic association studies. J Epidemiol 2016;26:399–404. 10.2188/jea.JE20150173 27349199 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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15.The EQUATOR Network. Reporting guidelines. http://www.equator-network.org/?post_type=eq_guidelines&eq_guidelines_study_design=0&eq_guidelines_clinical_specialty=0&eq_guidelines_report_section=0&s=+CONSORT+extension&btn_submit=Search+Reporting+Guidelines (accessed 16 Mar 2017).

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Abstract
Introduction The STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement was developed in response to inadequate reporting of observational studies. In recent years, several extensions to STROBE have been created to provide more nuanced field-specific guidance for authors. The content and the prevalence of extension endorsement have not yet been assessed. Accordingly, there are two aims: (1) to classify changes made in the extensions to identify strengths and weaknesses of the original STROBE checklist and (2) to determine the prevalence and typology of endorsement by journals in fields related to extensions. Methods and analysis ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Medical Publishing and Peer Review, Protocol, 1506, 1711, reporting guidelines, strobe, observational studies, information dissemination/methods, bibliometrics, :Matemàtiques i estadística [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], :90 Operations research, mathematical programming [Classificació AMS], General Medicine, Concordance, Typology, Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology, Observational study, Checklist, Strengths and weaknesses, Open science, Applied psychology, Medicine, business.industry, business
Funded by
EC| MIROR
Project
MIROR
Methods in Research on Research
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 676207
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-EJD
Validated by funder
39 references, page 1 of 3

1.Vandenbroucke JP, von Elm E, Altman DG, et al Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE): explanation and elaboration. Epidemiology 2007;18:805–35. 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181577511 18049195 [PubMed] [DOI]

2.ICMJE. Defining the role of authors and contributors.Recommendations http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html (accessed 7 Dec 2016).

3.Hirst A, Altman DG Are peer reviewers encouraged to use reporting guidelines? A survey of 116 health research journals. PLoS One 2012;7:e35621 10.1371/journal.pone.0035621 22558178 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

4.Nedovic D, Panic N, Pastorino R, et al Evaluation of the Endorsement of the STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association Studies (STREGA) statement on the reporting quality of Published genetic association studies. J Epidemiol 2016;26:399–404. 10.2188/jea.JE20150173 27349199 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

5.Stevens A, Shamseer L, Weinstein E, et al Relation of completeness of reporting of health research to journals’ endorsement of reporting guidelines: systematic review. BMJ 2014;348:g3804 10.1136/bmj.g3804 24965222 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

6.Hopewell S, Ravaud P, Baron G, et al Effect of editors’ implementation of CONSORT guidelines on the reporting of abstracts in high impact medical journals: interrupted time series analysis. BMJ 2012;344:e4178 10.1136/bmj.e4178 22730543 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

7.Grindlay DJ, Dean RS, Christopher MM, et al A survey of the awareness, knowledge, policies and views of veterinary journal editors-in-chief on reporting guidelines for publication of research. BMC Vet Res 2014;10:10 10.1186/1746-6148-10-10 24410882 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

8.Cobo E, Cortés J, Ribera JM, et al Effect of using reporting guidelines during peer review on quality of final manuscripts submitted to a biomedical journal: masked randomised trial. BMJ 2011;343:d6783 10.1136/bmj.d6783 22108262 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

9.Johansen M, Thomsen SF Guidelines for reporting medical research: a critical appraisal. Int Sch Res Notices 2016;2016:1–7. 10.1155/2016/1346026 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

10.Hua F, Walsh T, Glenny AM, et al Surveys on reporting guideline usage in dental journals. J Dent Res 2016;95:1207–13. 10.1177/0022034516657803 27384336 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

11.Kunath F, Grobe HR, Rücker G, et al Do journals publishing in the field of urology endorse reporting guidelines? A survey of author instructions. Urol Int 2012;88:54–9. 10.1159/000332742 22104723 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

12.Pouwels KB, Widyakusuma NN, Groenwold RH, et al Quality of reporting of confounding remained subo ptimal after the STROBE guideline. J Clin Epidemiol 2016;69:217–24. 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.009 26327488 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

13.Schulz KF, Altman DG, Moher D, et al CONSORT 2010 statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials. PLoS Med 2010;7:e1000251 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000251 20352064 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

14.The EQUATOR Network. Reporting guidelines. http://www.equator-network.org/?post_type=eq_guidelines&eq_guidelines_study_design=0&eq_guidelines_clinical_specialty=0&eq_guidelines_report_section=0&s=+STROBE+extension&btn_submit=Search+Reporting+Guidelines (accessed 16 Mar 2017).

15.The EQUATOR Network. Reporting guidelines. http://www.equator-network.org/?post_type=eq_guidelines&eq_guidelines_study_design=0&eq_guidelines_clinical_specialty=0&eq_guidelines_report_section=0&s=+CONSORT+extension&btn_submit=Search+Reporting+Guidelines (accessed 16 Mar 2017).

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