Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research

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

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Introduction 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. Methods 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. Results 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. Conclusions We have developed extensions for the CONSORT and STROBE Statements that can help improve the quality of reporting for SBR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-248
Number of pages11
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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Statistical method
Research
Iterative methods
Information Storage and Retrieval
epidemiology
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Keywords

  • Extension
  • Health care
  • Reporting guidelines
  • Research
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Epidemiology
  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Cheng, A., Kessler, D., Mackinnon, R., Chang, T. P., Nadkarni, V. M., Hunt, E. A., ... Auerbach, M. (2016). Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research. Simulation in Healthcare, 11(4), 238-248. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000150

Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research. / Cheng, Adam; Kessler, David; Mackinnon, Ralph; Chang, Todd P.; Nadkarni, Vinay M.; Hunt, Elizabeth A.; Duval-Arnould, Jordan; Lin, Yiqun; Cook, David Allan; Pusic, Martin; Hui, Joshua; Moher, David; Egger, Matthias; Auerbach, Marc.

In: Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 238-248.

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Cheng, A, Kessler, D, Mackinnon, R, Chang, TP, Nadkarni, VM, Hunt, EA, Duval-Arnould, J, Lin, Y, Cook, DA, Pusic, M, Hui, J, Moher, D, Egger, M & Auerbach, M 2016, 'Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research', Simulation in Healthcare, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 238-248. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000150
Cheng A, Kessler D, Mackinnon R, Chang TP, Nadkarni VM, Hunt EA et al. Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research. Simulation in Healthcare. 2016 Aug 1;11(4):238-248. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000150
Cheng, Adam ; Kessler, David ; Mackinnon, Ralph ; Chang, Todd P. ; Nadkarni, Vinay M. ; Hunt, Elizabeth A. ; Duval-Arnould, Jordan ; Lin, Yiqun ; Cook, David Allan ; Pusic, Martin ; Hui, Joshua ; Moher, David ; Egger, Matthias ; Auerbach, Marc. / Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research. In: Simulation in Healthcare. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 238-248.
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