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Table 3 COS-STAD review for the included COS development studies

From: A scoping review of core outcome sets and their ‘mapping’ onto real-world data using prostate cancer as a case study

 StudyAuvinen 1996 [21]Chen 2014 [22]Dawson 1998 [23]Denis 1997 [24]MacLennan 2017 [25]Martin 2015 [26]
 Study typeCOS for clinical trials or clinical researchCOS patient reported outcomesCOS for clinical trials or clinical researchCOS for clinical trials or clinical researchCOS for clinical trials or clinical researchCOS for practice
 Methods for consensusSemi structured discussion; meetingSystematic literature review; consensus meetingSurveySemi structured discussion: meetingConsensus meeting; Delphi; focus groups; systematic reviewModified Delphi; teleconference; surveys
DomainMinimum standard      
Scope specificationThe research or practice setting(s) in which the COS is to be appliedYesYesYesYesYesYes
The health condition(s) covered by the COSYesYesYesYesYesYes
The population(s) covered by the COSYesYesYesYesYesYes
The intervention(s) covered by the COSYesYesNRNRYesYes
Stakeholders involvedThose who will use the COS in researchYesNRYesNRNRNo
Healthcare professionals with experience of patients with the conditionNRYesYesNRYesYes
Patients with the condition or their representativesNoYesNoNRYesYes
Consensus processInitial list of outcomes considered both healthcare professionals’ and patients’ viewsNRNoYesNRYesYes
A scoring process and consensus definition were described a prioriNRNRNRNRYesNR
Criteria for including/dropping/adding outcomes were described a prioriNRNRNRNRYesNR
Care was taken to avoid ambiguity of language used in the list of outcomesNRNoNRNRYesNR
 StudyMiddleton 1995 [27]Morgans 2015 [28]Schellhammer 1997 [29]Van den Bos 2014 [30]Van den Bos 2015 [31] 
 Study typeCOS for clinical trials or clinical researchCOS for practiceCOS for clinical trials or clinical researchCOS for clinical trials or clinical researchCOS for clinical trials or clinical research 
 Methods for consensusLiterature reviewModified Delphi; literature review; teleconferencesLiterature review; conferenceModified Delphi; consensus meeting; literature reviewDelphi process; consensus meeting; literature review 
DomainMinimum standard      
Scope specificationThe research or practice setting(s) in which the COS is to be appliedYesYesYesYesYes 
The health condition(s) covered by the COSYesYesYesYesYes 
The population(s) covered by the COSYesYesYesYesYes 
The intervention(s) covered by the COSYesYesNRYesYes 
Stakeholders involvedThose who will use the COS in researchNRNoNRYesNR 
Healthcare professionals with experience of patients with the conditionNRYesNRYesYes 
Patients with the condition or their representativesNoYesNRNoNo 
Consensus processInitial list of outcomes considered both healthcare professionals’ and patients’ viewsNoYesYesNoNo 
A scoring process and consensus definition were described a prioriNRNRNRNRNR 
Criteria for including/dropping/adding outcomes were described a prioriNRNRNRNRNR 
Care was taken to avoid ambiguity of language used in the list of outcomesNoNRNRNoNR 
  1. COS Core outcome set, COS-STAD COS-STAndards for Development, NR Nothing reported