The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies.

TitleThe Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
Authorsvon Elm, E, Altman, DG, Egger, M, Pocock, SJ, Gøtzsche, PC, Vandenbroucke, JP
Corporate AuthorsSTROBE Initiative
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Volume12
Issue12
Pagination1495-1499
Date Published12/2014
DOI10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.07.013
ISSN1743-9159 (Electronic)
KeywordsBiomedical Research, Case-Control Studies, Checklist, Cohort Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Epidemiologic Research Design, Humans, Observational Study as Topic, Research Design, Research Report
Abstract

Much biomedical research is observational. The reporting of such research is often inadequate, which hampers the assessment of its strengths and weaknesses and of a study's generalisability. The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Initiative developed recommendations on what should be included in an accurate and complete report of an observational study. We defined the scope of the recommendations to cover three main study designs: cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies. We convened a 2-day workshop in September 2004, with methodologists, researchers, and journal editors to draft a checklist of items. This list was subsequently revised during several meetings of the coordinating group and in e-mail discussions with the larger group of STROBE contributors, taking into account empirical evidence and methodological considerations. The workshop and the subsequent iterative process of consultation and revision resulted in a checklist of 22 items (the STROBE Statement) that relate to the title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections of articles. 18 items are common to all three study designs and four are specific for cohort, case-control, or cross-sectional studies. A detailed Explanation and Elaboration document is published separately and is freely available on the Web sites of PLoS Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Epidemiology. We hope that the STROBE Statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies.

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Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish

Alternate URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25046131?dopt=Abstract

First publication date (online)

07/2014

WOS ID (UT)

000346646600048

Alternate JournalInt J Surg
Citation Key / SERVAL ID5578
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID25046131
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