Table 3

Quality of reporting of conference abstracts and full paper publication abstract according to the CONSORT criteria for randomized-control trials

Conference abstract N = 14

Full paper publication abstract N = 10


%

N

%

N


Title-randomised

21

3

50

5


Authors

0

0

0

0


Trial design

57

8

90

9


Participants

57

8

50

5


Interventions

86

12

80

8


Objective/Hypothesis

79

11

100

10


Main Outcome

0

0

20

2


Randomisation

14

2

10

1


Blinding

0

0

0

0


Number Randomised

64

9

100

10


Recruitment

0

0

0

0


Numbers analysed

14

2

20

2


Outcome

86

12

100

10


Harms

0

0

0

0


Conclusion

100

14

100

10


Trial registration

0

0

0

0


Funding

0

0

0

0


Yoon and Knobloch BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-47

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