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Protocol for the development of a CONSORT-equity guideline to improve reporting of health equity in randomized trials

Vivian Welch, J Jull, J Petkovic, R Armstrong, Y Boyer, LG Cuervo, SJL Edwards, A Lydiatt, D Gough, J Grimshaw, E Kristjansson, L Mbuagbaw, J McGowan, D Moher, T Pantoja, M Petticrew, K Pottie, T Rader, B Shea, M Taljaard Show all

Implementation Science | BMC | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Health equity concerns the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) can provide evidence about the impact of an intervention on health equity for specific disadvantaged populations or in general populations; this is important for equity-focused decision-making. Previous work has identified a lack of adequate reporting guidelines for assessing health equity in RCTs. The objective of this study is to develop guidelines to improve the reporting of health equity considerations in RCTs, as an extension of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT). METHODS/DESIGN: A six-phase study using integrated knowledge translation g..

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Funding Acknowledgements

YB holds a Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness. DM holds a University Research Chair in Systematic Reviews. MW holds a W.H. Duncan Chair of Public Health. JMG holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. PT holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Equity. JP is supported by a CIHR Doctoral Research Award. Vivian Welch holds an Ontario Early Researcher Award.