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Table 4 Overall mean scores over three time periods and by clinical fields

From: A multiyear systematic survey of the quality of reporting for randomised trials in dentistry, neurology and geriatrics published in journals of Spain and Latin America

Time period No. of RCTs Dentistry Neurology Geriatrics Overall score
1990 to 2010 189 10.5 ± 4.2 11.4 ± 5.1 9.5 ± 4.8 10.7 ± 4.5
2011 to 2014 99 13.6 ± 5.0 11.6 ± 3.6 13.9 ± 5.9 13.3 ± 4.9
2015 to 2018 104 15.7 ± 4.9 13.4 ± 4.6 13.0 ± 7.3 15.3 ± 5.1
  1. SD Standard deviation