Table 2

CONSORT checklist criteria included in 251 reports of complementary and alternative medicine randomized controlled trials in children published over four decades

Total number of items

Decade


1970s (n = 5)

1980s (n = 47)

1990s (n = 186)

2000s (n = 13)

Total (n = 251)


Title = 1,n%

2 (40.0)

29 (61.7)

144 (77.4)

12 (92.3)

187 (74.5)

Introduction = 1, n %

5 (100.0)

42 (89.4)

170 (91.4)

11 (84.6)

228 (90.8)

Methods = 18, mean (sd)

5.0 (3.7)

5.8 (1.8)

7.1 (2.6)

6.5 (2.9)

6.8 (2.5)

Results = 9, mean (sd)

1.0 (1.0)

1.6 (0.9)

2.5 (1.8)

2.2 (1.9)

2.3 (1.7)

Discussion = 3, mean (sd)

1.2(1.3)

2.0 (1.1)

2.1 (1.0)

1.9 (1.1)

2.0 (1.0)

Total = 32, mean (sd)

8.6 (5.4)

10.8 (3.0)

13.4 (4.3)

12.3 (5.3)

12.7 (4.3)


Moher et al. BMC Pediatrics 2002 2:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-2-2

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