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Archived Comments for: A systematic review of the quality of reporting in published smoking cessation trials for pregnant women: an explanation for the evidence-practice gap?

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  1. New reporting statement (CONSORT extension) to guide intervention reporting

    Tammy Hoffmann, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University

    22 September 2014

    We read this paper of the reporting of smoking
    cessation interventions with interest. Of relevance to the Discussion in the
    paper, readers may wish to know of a new initiative/reporting statement
    published earlier this year, around the time this paper was under review. The
    new guide is called TIDieR (Template for Intervention Description and
    Replication) and is aimed at improving the reporting of interventions in any
    evaluative study design, particularly randomised trials.

    TIDieR is an official extension to the CONSORT
    and SPIRIT statements. The checklist and explanatory paper are freely available
    (BMJ, 2014, 348:g1687) and a Word version of the checklist can be downloaded
    from the EQUATOR Network (under Reporting guidelines, then TIDieR).

    Competing interests

    I am one of the developers of the TIDieR checklist and guide.