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Better reporting of interventions: template for intervention description and replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide

Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Describing interventions in sufficient detail to allow their replication.
Full bibliographic reference Hoffmann T, Glasziou P, Boutron I, Milne R, Perera R, Moher D, Altman D, Barbour V, Macdonald H, Johnston M, Lamb S, Dixon-Woods M, McCulloch P, Wyatt J, Chan A, Michie S. Better reporting of interventions: template for intervention description and replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide. BMJ. 2014;348:g1687.
Language English
PubMed ID 24609605
Relevant URLs
(full-text if available)
The TIDieR Checklist is available to download as a PDF and a Word file.

Full text is available at http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1687

Relevant more generic / specialised reporting guidelines
(i.e. main generic guideline or extension to a generic guideline)
CONSORT 2010 Statement: Schulz KF, Altman DG, Moher D, for the CONSORT Group. CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials.

Ann Int Med. 2010;152(11):726-32. PMID: 20335313
BMC Medicine. 2010;8:18. PMID: 20334633
BMJ. 2010;340:c332. PMID: 20332509
J Clin Epidemiol. 2010;63(8): 834-40. PMID: 20346629
Lancet. 2010;375(9721):1136 supplementary webappendix
Obstet Gynecol. 2010;115(5):1063-70. PMID: 20410783
Open Med. 2010;4(1):60-68.
PLoS Med. 2010;7(3): e1000251. PMID: 20352064
Trials. 2010;11:32. PMID: 20334632

CONSORT Harms:  Ioannidis JPA, Evans SJW, Gotzsche PC, O'Neill RT, Altman DG, Schulz K, Moher D, for the CONSORT Group. Better reporting of harms in randomized trials: an extension of the CONSORT Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(10):781-788. PMID: 15545678

CONSORT Non-inferiority: Piaggio G, Elbourne DR, Pocock SJ, Evans SJW, Altman DG, for the CONSORT Group. Reporting of noninferiority and equivalence randomized trials. Extension of the CONSORT 2010 statement. JAMA. 2012; 308(24): 2594-2604. PMID: 23268518

CONSORT Cluster:  Campbell MK, Piaggio G, Elbourne DR, Altman DG; CONSORT Group. Consort 2010 statement: extension to cluster randomised trials. BMJ. 2012;345:e5661. PMID: 22951546

CONSORT Herbal:  Gagnier JJ, Boon H, Rochon P, Moher D, Barnes J, Bombardier C, for the CONSORT Group. Reporting randomized, controlled trials of herbal interventions: an elaborated CONSORT Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(5):364-367. PMID: 16520478

CONSORT Non-pharmacological treatment interventions: Boutron I, Moher D, Altman DG, Schulz K, Ravaud P, for the CONSORT group. Methods and processes of the CONSORT Group: example of an extension for trials assessing nonpharmacologic treatments. Ann Intern Med. 2008:W60-W67. PMID: 18283201

Boutron I, Moher D, Altman DG, Schulz KF, Ravaud P. Extending the CONSORT statement to randomized trials of nonpharmacologic treatment: explanation and elaboration. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(4):295-309. PMID: 18283207

CONSORT Abstracts:  Hopewell S, Clarke M, Moher D, Wager E, Middleton P, Altman DG, Schulz KF, the CONSORT Group. CONSORT for reporting randomized controlled trials in journal and conference abstracts: explanation and elaboration. PLoS Med. 2008; 5(1):e20. PMID: 18215107

Hopewell S, Clarke M, Moher D, Wager E, Middleton P, Altman DG, Schulz KF, the CONSORT Group. CONSORT for reporting randomised trials in journal and conference abstracts. Lancet. 2008;371(9609):281-3. PMID: 18221781

CONSORT Pragmatic Trials: Zwarenstein M, Treweek S, Gagnier JJ, Altman DG, Tunis S, Haynes B, Oxman AD, Moher D; CONSORT group; Pragmatic Trials in Healthcare (Practihc) group. Improving the reporting of pragmatic trials: an extension of the CONSORT statement. BMJ. 2008;337:a2390. PMID: 19001484

STRICTA Controlled trials of acupuncture:  MacPherson H, Altman DG, Hammerschlag R, Youping L, Taixiang W, White A, Moher D; STRICTA Revision Group. Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement. PLoS Med. 2010;7(6):e1000261. PMID: 20543992

CONSORT PRO: Calvert M, Blazeby J, Altman DG, Revicki DA, Moher D, Brundage MD; CONSORT PRO Group. Reporting of patient-reported outcomes in randomized trials: the CONSORT PRO extension. JAMA. 2013;309(8):814-22. PMID: 23443445

CONSORT-CENT: Vohra S, Shamseer L, Sampson M, Bukutu C, Schmid CH, Tate R, Nikles J, Zucker DR, Kravitz R, Guyatt G, Altman DG, Moher D; CENT group. CONSORT extension for reporting N-of-1 trials (CENT) 2015 Statement.BMJ. 2015;350:h1738.  PMID: 25976398

CONSORT for orthodontic trials: Pandis N, Fleming PS, Hopewell S, Altman DG. The CONSORT Statement: Application within and adaptations for orthodontic trials. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2015;147(6):663-679. PMID: 26038070

Stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: Hemming K, Haines TP, Chilton PJ, Girling AJ, Lilford RJ. The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: rationale, design, analysis, and reporting. BMJ. 2015;350:h391. PMID: 25662947

Reporting guideline acronym TIDieR
Study design Experimental studies, Observational studies, Study protocols, Systematic reviews/Meta-analyses/HTA
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Intervention (exposure)
Availability in additional languages The TIDieR guideline is also available in German.
Record last updated on March 7, 2016


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