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The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies

Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Observational studies in epidemiology
Full bibliographic reference von Elm E, Altman DG, Egger M, Pocock SJ, Gotzsche PC, Vandenbroucke JP. The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies.

Ann Intern Med. 2007; 147(8):573-577. PMID: 17938396
PLoS Med. 2007;4(10):e296. PMID: 17941714
BMJ. 2007;335(7624):806-808. PMID: 17947786
Prev Med. 2007;45(4):247-251. PMID: 17950122
Epidemiology. 2007;18(6):800-804. PMID: 18049194
Lancet. 2007;370(9596):1453-1457. PMID: 18064739
Language English
Relevant URLs
(full-text if available)
Full-text PDF copies of the STROBE Statement and explanation and elaboration papers are available from:
http://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=strobe-publications

STROBE checklists are available from:
http://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=available-checklists
Explanation and elaboration papers Vandenbroucke JP, von Elm E, Altman DG, Gotzsche PC, Mulrow CD, Pocock SJ, Poole C, Schlesselman JJ, Egger M. Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE): Explanation and Elaboration.

PLoS Med. 2007;4(10):e297. PMID: 17941715
Epidemiology. 2007;18(6):805-35. PMID: 18049195
Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(8):W163-94. PMID: 17938389
Previous versions of this guideline / Guideline history STROBE 2004/2005
Relevant more generic / specialised reporting guidelines
(i.e. main generic guideline or extension to a generic guideline)
Specialised
STREGA
: Little J, Higgins JP, Ioannidis JP, Moher D, Gagnon F, von Elm E, Khoury MJ, Cohen B, Davey-Smith G, Grimshaw J, Scheet P, Gwinn M, Williamson RE, Zou GY, Hutchings K, Johnson CY, Tait V, Wiens M, Golding J, van Duijn C, McLaughlin J, Paterson A, Wells G, Fortier I, Freedman M, Zecevic M, King R, Infante-Rivard C, Stewart A, Birkett N; STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association Studies. STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association Studies (STREGA): An Extension of the STROBE Statement.

PLoS Med. 2009;6(2):e22. PMID: 19192942
Hum Genet. 2009;125(2):131-151. PMID: 19184668
Eur J Epidemiol. 2009;24(1):37-55. PMID: 19189221
Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(3):206-215. PMID: 19189911
J Clin Epidemiol. 2009;62(6):597-608.e4. PMID: 19217256
Genet Epidemiol. 2009;33(7):581-598. PMID: 19278015
Eur J Clin Invest. 2009;39(4):247-266. PMID: 19297801

STROBE-ME: Gallo V, Egger M, McCormack V, Farmer PB, Ioannidis JP, Kirsch-Volders M, Matullo G, Phillips DH, Schoket B, Stromberg U, Vermeulen R, Wild C, Porta M, Vineis P. STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology - Molecular Epidemiology (STROBE-ME): An extension of the STROBE statement. Eur J Clin Invest. 2012;42(1):1-16. PMID: 22023344

STROBE checklist for conference abstracts
First draft of the STROBE checklist of items to be included when reporting observational studies in conference abstracts. Link to full text pdf

STROME-ID: Field N, Cohen T, Struelens MJ, Palm D, Cookson B, Glynn JR, Gallo V, Ramsay M, Sonnenberg P, Maccannell D, Charlett A, Egger M, Green J, Vineis P, Abubakar I. Strengthening the Reporting of Molecular Epidemiology for Infectious Diseases (STROME-ID): an extension of the STROBE statement. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014. pii: S1473-3099(13)70324-4. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70324-4. PMID: 24631223

Longitudinal observational drug studies in rheumatology: Zavada J, Dixon WG, Askling J. Launch of a checklist for reporting longitudinal observational drug studies in rheumatology: a EULAR extension of STROBE guidelines based on experience from biologics registries. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014;73(3):628. PMID: 24058015

 
Reporting guideline website URL http://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=strobe-home
Reporting guideline acronym STROBE
Study design Observational studies
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Whole report
Availability in additional languages The STROBE Statement has been translated into the following languages: Chinese; German; Greek; Japanese; Persian; Portuguese; Spanish; Italian.
Please visit the following URL for more information and full-text downloads:
http://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=strobe-translations

Visit our translations page to find out what other reporting guidelines are available in languages other than English: reporting guideline translations

 
Selected relevant editorials Uhlig K, Menon V, Schmid CH. Recommendations for Reporting of Clinical Research Studies. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;49(1):3-7. PMID: 17185140
Record last updated on April 9, 2014

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