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Checklists for research manuscripts

Last updated at 12/30/2010 09:48:51 AM EST by Dean Seehusen MD, MPH

  General Checklist for Writing a Manuscript

 INTRODUCTION

  • What general problem will be discussed?
  • What specific issue within the problem will be addressed?
  • What have others done to address the specific issue?
  • What needs to be done, or what is still unknown?
  • What do you plan to do?

METHODS

  • Overview statement
  • Setting
  • Subjects
  • Intervention(s)
  • Instrument(s)
  • Procedure for collecting data
  • Data analysis

RESULTS (Tied to methods)

  • Begin by describing the sample
  • Present your findings in the same order given in the aims & methods
  • Don’t leave things out
  • Don’t add things in

DISCUSSION

  • What is (are) the main finding(s) of your study?
  • Compare your findings to previous studies
  • What might limit acceptance of your findings? - list the key limitations
  • Why are these findings important? - to clinicians, teachers, or researchers?
  • Overall conclusion – based on results.

 

Specific Checklists for Various Types of Research Articles - These checklists have been developed to improve the reporting of medical research.

CONSORT - For randomized controlled Trials.  Download Checklist here

CONSORT - Extension for abstracts.  Download Checklist here

CONSORT - Extension for non-pharmacologic treatments.  Download Checklist here

CONSORT - Extension for Harms.  Download Checklist here

CONSORT - Extension for Non-inferiority or Equivalance trials.  Download Checklist here

CONSORT - Extension for Herbal Interventions.  Download Checklist here

CONSORT - Extension for Cluster Trials.  Download Checklist here

STROBE - For cohort studies. Download Checklist here

STROBE - For cross-sectional studies. Download Checklist here

STROBE - For case-control studies. Download Checklist here

MOOSE - For Meta-analysis of Observational studies. Download Checklist here

QUOROM - For Meta-analysis of Randomized Controled Trials. Download Checklist here

PRISMA - For Meta-analyses and Systematic Reviews. Download Checklist here

STARD - For studies of Diagnostic Accuracy. Download Checklist here

SQUIRE - For studies of Quality Improvement: Download Checklist here

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