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Table 3 Completeness of reporting in manuscripts before and after completing a GoodReports checklist

From: GoodReports: developing a website to help health researchers find and use reporting guidelines

  Applicable reporting checklist Number of method items in checklist Items reported before completing a reporting checklist Items reported (or reported more fully) after completing a reporting checklist Number of reporting items improved
1 PRISMA-P 15 12 12 0
2 PRISMA-P 15 12 14 2
3 PRISMA-P 15 13 13 0
4 SRQR 11 6 7 1
5 SPIRIT 25 18 18 0
6 SPIRIT 25 12 12 0
7 SPIRIT 25 14 20 6
8 SPIRIT 25 15 16 1
9 CONSORT 16 10 11 1
10 STROBE Cohort 14 4 4 0
11 STROBE Cohort 14 10 10 0
12 STROBE Cohort 14 10 10 0
13 STROBE Cross-sectional 13 10 10 0
14 STROBE Cross-sectional 13 5 5 0
15 STROBE Cross-sectional 13 6 6 0
16 TRIPOD 18 11 11 0
17 STARD 17 8 8 0
18 MOOSE 8 6 6 0
19 MOOSE 8 2 2 0
20 SQUIRE 8 0 0 0
  1. CONSORT Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials, MOOSE Meta-analyses Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology, PRISMA-P Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses for Protocols, SRQR Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research, SPIRIT Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials, STARD Standards for Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy, STROBE STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology (sub-checklists for cohort, cross-sectional, and case-control studies), TRIPOD Transparent Reporting of a multivariable prediction model for Individual Prognosis Or Diagnosis