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Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research: extensions to the CONSORT and STROBE statements

Overview of attention for article published in Advances in Simulation, July 2016
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Title
Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research: extensions to the CONSORT and STROBE statements
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Advances in Simulation, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s41077-016-0025-y
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Authors

Adam Cheng, David Kessler, Ralph Mackinnon, Todd P. Chang, Vinay M. Nadkarni, Elizabeth A. Hunt, Jordan Duval-Arnould, Yiqun Lin, David A. Cook, Martin Pusic, Joshua Hui, David Moher, Matthias Egger, Marc Auerbach

Abstract

Simulation-based research (SBR) is rapidly expanding but the quality of reporting needs improvement. For a reader to critically assess a study, the elements of the study need to be clearly reported. Our objective was to develop reporting guidelines for SBR by creating extensions to the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) and Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statements. An iterative multistep consensus-building process was used on the basis of the recommended steps for developing reporting guidelines. The consensus process involved the following: (1) developing a steering committee, (2) defining the scope of the reporting guidelines, (3) identifying a consensus panel, (4) generating a list of items for discussion via online premeeting survey, (5) conducting a consensus meeting, and (6) drafting reporting guidelines with an explanation and elaboration document. The following 11 extensions were recommended for CONSORT: item 1 (title/abstract), item 2 (background), item 5 (interventions), item 6 (outcomes), item 11 (blinding), item 12 (statistical methods), item 15 (baseline data), item 17 (outcomes/ estimation), item 20 (limitations), item 21 (generalizability), and item 25 (funding). The following 10 extensions were recommended for STROBE: item 1 (title/abstract), item 2 (background/rationale), item 7 (variables), item 8 (data sources/measurement), item 12 (statistical methods), item 14 (descriptive data), item 16 (main results), item 19 (limitations), item 21 (generalizability), and item 22 (funding). An elaboration document was created to provide examples and explanation for each extension. We have developed extensions for the CONSORT and STROBE Statements that can help improve the quality of reporting for SBR (Sim Healthcare00:00-00, 2016).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 192 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 15%
Researcher 29 15%
Student > Master 26 13%
Other 17 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 7%
Other 56 28%
Unknown 26 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 82 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 14%
Social Sciences 8 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 26 13%
Unknown 45 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 52. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 April 2021.
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