Reporting Guidelines in Health Research: A Review

Simon, Arun K and Rao , Ashwini and *, GuruRaghavendran Rajesh and Shenoy, Ramya and Pai, Mithun B.H. (2015) Reporting Guidelines in Health Research: A Review. Indian Journal of Public Health, 59 (2). pp. 122-128. ISSN 0019-557X

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Abstract

Contemporary health research has come under close scrutiny, exposing alarming fl aws in the reporting of research. The reporting guidelines can aid in identifi cation of poorly reported studies and can bring transparency to health research. The guidelines also help journal editors, peer reviewers, funding agencies, and readers to better discern health research. Reporting guidelines encourage accurate and thorough reporting of fundamental aspects of health research so that the results of studies can be replicated by others. Reporting guidelines are potent tools to improve the practice of research and in reducing reporting bias. For the present review, both electronic and manual literature search was carried out. Electronic databases like PubMed, MEDLINE, EBSCO host, and Science Direct were searched for extracting relevant articles. Various key words and their combinations were used for literature search like reporting guidelines, checklist, research, publishing standards, study design, medicine, and dentistry. The search results were scrutinized for relevance to the topic and only full text articles in English were incorporated. Various reporting guidelines were identifi ed and grouped under headings based on study design. This review article attempts to highlight the various reporting guidelines in literature relating to health research, its potential applications, and its limitations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Checklist, health care research, reporting guidelines, research report
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 11:21
Last Modified: 27 May 2015 11:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142801

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