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Using the STROBE statement: survey findings emphasized the role of journals in enforcing reporting guidelines

Author
Sharp, M.; Bertizzolo, L.; Rius, R.; Wager, E.; Gómez Melis, Guadalupe; Hren, D.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of clinical epidemiology
Date of publication
2019-12-01
Volume
116
First page
26
Last page
35
DOI
10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.07.019
Project funding
Methods in research on research
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0895435619304998 Open in new window
Abstract
Objectives The objective of the study was to identify factors affecting the use of the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement, specifically authors’ attitudes toward and experiences with it. Study Design and Setting An online survey was distributed to authors of observational studies recruited via social media, personal network snowballing, and mass mailings using targeted search strategies. Data on demographics, awareness, motivators, and usag...
Keywords
Epidemiologic research design, Guidelines as topic, Information dissemination/methods, Observational studies, Online survey, STROBE, Scientific writing
Group of research
GRBIO - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Group

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