Has the quality of abstracts for randomised controlled trials improved since the release of Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trial guideline for abstract reporting? A survey of four high-profile anaesthesia journals

Can O. S. , Yilmaz A. A. , Hasdogan M., Alkaya F., Turhan S. C. , Can M. F. , ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY, cilt.28, sa.7, ss.485-492, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/eja.0b013e32833fb96f
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.485-492


Background and objective Randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstracts published in journal articles have traditionally been deficient of crucial information. To improve the quality of RCT abstracts, in January 2008, the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trial (CONSORT) group published a checklist of essential information for inclusion. The current study assessed whether there has been an improvement in the quality of RCT abstracts published in main anaesthesia journals since this new guideline was introduced.