Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture: The STRICTA recommendations. STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trails of Acupuncture
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture
Abstract: 

Acupuncture treatment and control group interventions in parallel-group randomised trials of acupuncture are not always precisely reported. In an attempt to improve standards, an international group of experienced acupuncturists and researchers devised a set of recommendations, designating them STRICTA: STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture. In a further consensus-building round, the editors of several journals helped redraft the recommendations. These follow the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials (CONSORT) format, acting as an extension of the CONSORT guidelines for the specific requirements of acupuncture studies. Participating journal editors are publishing the STRICTA recommendations and requesting prospective authors to adhere to them when preparing reports for publication. Other journals are invited to adopt these recommendations. The intended outcome is that interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture will be more adequately reported, thereby facilitating an improvement in critical appraisal, analysis and replication of trials.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
White, Adrian
Cummings, Mike
Jobst, Kim
Rose, Ken
Niemtzow, Richard
STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trails of Acupuncture
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Journal Abbreviation: 
Acupunct Med
Publication Date: 
2002-03
Publication Year: 
2002
Pages: 
22-25
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0964-5284
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 11926601

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Hugh MacPherson, Adrian White, Mike Cummings, Kim Jobst, Ken Rose, Richard Niemtzow and STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trails of Acupuncture. 2002-03. "Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture: The STRICTA recommendations. STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trails of Acupuncture." Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society 20: 1: 22-25.

Wikipedia Citation

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