Reporting quality of randomised controlled trials published in prosthodontic and implantology journals

Kloukos, Dimitrios; Papageorgiou, S N; Doulis, I; Petridis, H; Pandis, Nikolaos (2015). Reporting quality of randomised controlled trials published in prosthodontic and implantology journals. Journal of oral rehabilitation, 42(12), pp. 914-925. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/joor.12325

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The purpose of this study was to examine the reporting quality of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in prosthodontic and implantology journals. Thirty issues of nine journals in prosthodontics and implant dentistry were searched for RCTs, covering the years 2005-2012: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, The International Journal of Prosthodontics, The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research, The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Implant Dentistry and Journal of Dentistry. The reporting quality was assessed using a modified Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement checklist. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics followed by univariable and multivariable examination of statistical associations (α = 0·05). A total of 147 RCTs were identified with a mean CONSORT score of 69·4 (s.d. = 9·7). Significant differences were found among journals with the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation achieving the highest score (80·6, s.d. = 5·5) followed by Clinical Oral Implants Research (73·7, s.d. = 8·3). Involvement of a statistician/methodologist was significantly associated with increased CONSORT scores. Overall, the reporting quality of RCTs in major prosthodontic and implantology journals requires improvement. This is of paramount importance considering that optimal reporting of RCTs is an important prerequisite for clinical decision-making.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Kloukos, Dimitrios and Pandis, Nikolaos

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0305-182X

Publisher:

Blackwell Scientific Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

15 Mar 2016 12:37

Last Modified:

14 Sep 2017 07:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/joor.12325

PubMed ID:

26132229

Uncontrolled Keywords:

dental implants, prosthodontics, randomised clinical trials

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.76891

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/76891

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