Journal article

Improving the reporting of public health intervention research: advancing TREND and CONSORT

Rebecca Armstrong, Elizabeth Waters, Laurence Moore, Elisha Riggs, Luis Gabriel Cuervo, Pisake Lumbiganon, Penelope Hawe

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Evidence-based public health decision-making depends on high quality and transparent accounts of what interventions are effective, for whom, how and at what cost. Improving the quality of reporting of randomized and non-randomized study designs through the CONSORT and TREND statements has had a marked impact on the quality of study designs. However, public health users of systematic reviews have been concerned with the paucity of synthesized information on context, development and rationale, implementation processes and sustainability factors. METHODS: This paper examines the existing reporting frameworks for research against information sought by users of systematic reviews of p..

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