Journal article

Developing a core outcome set for future infertility research: an international consensus development study

JMN Duffy, H AlAhwany, S Bhattacharya, B Collura, C Curtis, JLH Evers, RG Farquharson, S Franik, LC Giudice, Y Khalaf, JML Knijnenburg, B Leeners, RS Legro, S Lensen, JC Vazquez-Niebla, D Mavrelos, BWJ Mol, C Niederberger, EHY Ng, AS Otter Show all

Human Reproduction | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


STUDY QUESTION: Can a core outcome set to standardize outcome selection, collection and reporting across future infertility research be developed? SUMMARY ANSWER: A minimum data set, known as a core outcome set, has been developed for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews evaluating potential treatments for infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Complex issues, including a failure to consider the perspectives of people with fertility problems when selecting outcomes, variations in outcome definitions and the selective reporting of outcomes on the basis of statistical analysis, make the results of infertility research difficult to interpret. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A t..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Catalyst Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand, Auckland Medical Research Fund and Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust. The funder had no role in the design and conduct of the study, the collection, management, analysis or interpretation of data, or manuscript preparation. B.W.J.M. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (GNT I 082548). S.B. was supported by University of Auckland Foundation Seelye Travelling Fellowship.