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Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials.

Mayo-Wilson, E; Montgomery, P; Hopewell, S; Macdonald, G; Moher, D; Grant, S; (2013) Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials. The British Journal of Psychiatry , 203 (4) pp. 250-254. 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.123745. Green open access

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Abstract

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).

Type: Article
Title: Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.123745
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.112.123745
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 Mayo-Wilson et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1408184
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