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dc.contributor.authorCheryl Gibsonen_US
dc.contributor.authorErik Kirken_US
dc.contributor.authorJames LeCheminanten_US
dc.contributor.authorBruce Baileyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuoyuan Huangen_US
dc.contributor.authorJoseph Donnellyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-05T16:43:41Z
dc.date.available2009-05-05T16:43:41Z
dc.date.issued2007-09-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationCheryl Gibson;Erik Kirk;James LeCheminant;Bruce Bailey;Guoyuan Huang;Joseph Donnelly: Reporting quality of randomized trials in the diet and exercise literature for weight loss. BMC Med Res Methodol 2005, 5(1):9.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2271/630en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND:To adequately assess individual studies and synthesize quantitative research on weight loss studies, transparent reporting of data is required. The authors examined the reporting quality of randomized trials in the weight loss literature, focusing exclusively on subject characteristics as they relate to enrollment, allocation, and follow-up.METHODS:An extensive literature review, which included a computerized search of the MEDLINE database, manual searches of bibliographic references, and cross-referencing of 92 review articles was conducted. A checklist, based on CONSORT recommendations, was used to collect information on whether or not authors reported age, gender, co-morbid disease, medication use, race/ethnicity, and postmenopausal status. Also tracked was whether or not initial and final sample size was reported and stratified by gender.RESULTS:Of 604 possible articles, 231 articles met eligibility criteria. Important subject characteristics were not reported as the following breakdown indicates: age (11%), gender (4%), race/ethnicity (86%), co-morbid disease states (34%), and medication use (92%). Additionally, 21% of articles failed to report initial sample size by gender while 69% neglected to report final sample size by gender.CONCLUSION:Inadequate reporting can create difficulties with interpretation and can lead to biased results receiving false credibility. The quality of reporting for weight loss studies needs considerable improvement.en_US
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dc.publisherBioMedCentralen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/5/9en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-5-9.pdfen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0en_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAngina, Unstable/epidemiology/ mortality/ prevention & controlen_US
dc.subject.meshElectrocardiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHeart Conduction Systemen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMyocardial Infarction/epidemiology/ mortality/ prevention & controlen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Readmission/ statistics & numerical dataen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.meshRecurrenceen_US
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_US
dc.titleReporting quality of randomized trials in the diet and exercise literature for weight lossen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2288-5-9en_US
dc.identifier.pmid17850662en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccessen_US
dc.date.captured2009-04-27en_US


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