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Guidelines for reporting non-randomised pilot and feasibility studies.

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Abstract

As the number of submissions to Pilot and Feasibility Studies increases, there is a need for good quality reporting guidelines to help researchers tailor their reports in a way that is consistent and helpful to other readers. The publication in 2016 of the CONSORT extension to pilot and feasibility trials filled a much-needed gap, but there still remains some uncertainty as to how to report pilot and feasibility studies that are not randomised. This editorial aims to provide some general guidance on how to report the most common types of non-randomised pilot and feasibility studies that are submitted to the journal. We recommend using the CONSORT extension to pilot and feasibility trials as the main reference document-it includes detailed elaboration and explanation of each item, and in most cases, simple adaptation, or non-use of items that are not applicable, will suffice. Several checklists found on the Equator website may provide helpful supplementary guidance, when used alongside the CONSORT extension, and we give some examples.

Acceptance Date Sep 10, 2019
Publication Date Oct 6, 2019
Journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Print ISSN 2055-5784
Publisher BioMed Central
Pages 114 - ?
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0499-1
Keywords guidelines, consort, feasibility, studies.
Publisher URL https://pilotfeasibilitystudies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40814-019-0499-1

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