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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

  Study Auvinen 1996 [21] Chen 2014 [22] Dawson 1998 [23] Denis 1997 [24] MacLennan 2017 [25] Martin 2015 [26]
  Study type COS for clinical trials or clinical research COS patient reported outcomes COS for clinical trials or clinical research COS for clinical trials or clinical research COS for clinical trials or clinical research COS for practice
  Methods for consensus Semi structured discussion; meeting Systematic literature review; consensus meeting Survey Semi structured discussion: meeting Consensus meeting; Delphi; focus groups; systematic review Modified Delphi; teleconference; surveys
Domain Minimum standard       
Scope specification The research or practice setting(s) in which the COS is to be applied Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
The health condition(s) covered by the COS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
The population(s) covered by the COS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
The intervention(s) covered by the COS Yes Yes NR NR Yes Yes
Stakeholders involved Those who will use the COS in research Yes NR Yes NR NR No
Healthcare professionals with experience of patients with the condition NR Yes Yes NR Yes Yes
Patients with the condition or their representatives No Yes No NR Yes Yes
Consensus process Initial list of outcomes considered both healthcare professionals’ and patients’ views NR No Yes NR Yes Yes
A scoring process and consensus definition were described a priori NR NR NR NR Yes NR
Criteria for including/dropping/adding outcomes were described a priori NR NR NR NR Yes NR
Care was taken to avoid ambiguity of language used in the list of outcomes NR No NR NR Yes NR
  Study Middleton 1995 [27] Morgans 2015 [28] Schellhammer 1997 [29] Van den Bos 2014 [30] Van den Bos 2015 [31]  
  Study type COS for clinical trials or clinical research COS for practice COS for clinical trials or clinical research COS for clinical trials or clinical research COS for clinical trials or clinical research  
  Methods for consensus Literature review Modified Delphi; literature review; teleconferences Literature review; conference Modified Delphi; consensus meeting; literature review Delphi process; consensus meeting; literature review  
Domain Minimum standard       
Scope specification The research or practice setting(s) in which the COS is to be applied Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
The health condition(s) covered by the COS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
The population(s) covered by the COS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
The intervention(s) covered by the COS Yes Yes NR Yes Yes  
Stakeholders involved Those who will use the COS in research NR No NR Yes NR  
Healthcare professionals with experience of patients with the condition NR Yes NR Yes Yes  
Patients with the condition or their representatives No Yes NR No No  
Consensus process Initial list of outcomes considered both healthcare professionals’ and patients’ views No Yes Yes No No  
A scoring process and consensus definition were described a priori NR NR NR NR NR  
Criteria for including/dropping/adding outcomes were described a priori NR NR NR NR NR  
Care was taken to avoid ambiguity of language used in the list of outcomes No NR NR No NR  
  1. COS Core outcome set, COS-STAD COS-STAndards for Development, NR Nothing reported