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COS-STAR: a reporting guideline for studies developing core outcome sets (protocol)

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Title
COS-STAR: a reporting guideline for studies developing core outcome sets (protocol)
Published in
Trials, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13063-015-0913-9
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Jamie J. Kirkham, Sarah Gorst, Douglas G. Altman, Jane Blazeby, Mike Clarke, Declan Devane, Elizabeth Gargon, Paula R. Williamson

Abstract

Core outcome sets can increase the efficiency and value of research and, as a result, there are an increasing number of studies looking to develop core outcome sets (COS). However, the credibility of a COS depends on both the use of sound methodology in its development and clear and transparent reporting of the processes adopted. To date there is no reporting guideline for reporting COS studies. The aim of this programme of research is to develop a reporting guideline for studies developing COS and to highlight some of the important methodological considerations in the process. The study will include a reporting guideline item generation stage which will then be used in a Delphi study. The Delphi study is anticipated to include two rounds. The first round will ask stakeholders to score the items listed and to add any new items they think are relevant. In the second round of the process, participants will be shown the distribution of scores for all stakeholder groups separately and asked to re-score. A final consensus meeting will be held with an expert panel and stakeholder representatives to review the guideline item list. Following the consensus meeting, a reporting guideline will be drafted and review and testing will be undertaken until the guideline is finalised. The final outcome will be the COS-STAR (Core Outcome Set-STAndards for Reporting) guideline for studies developing COS and a supporting explanatory document. To assess the credibility and usefulness of a COS, readers of a COS development report need complete, clear and transparent information on its methodology and proposed core set of outcomes. The COS-STAR guideline will potentially benefit all stakeholders in COS development: COS developers, COS users, e.g. trialists and systematic reviewers, journal editors, policy-makers and patient groups.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Unknown 65 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 18%
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 5 8%
Other 12 18%
Unknown 10 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 33%
Psychology 6 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Neuroscience 3 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 20 30%

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