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Transparent reporting of a multivariable prediction model for individual prognosis or diagnosis (TRIPOD) : The TRIPOD statement

Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Reporting of studies developing, validating, or updating a prediction model, whether for diagnostic or prognostic purposes.


TRIPOD Checklist for Prediction Model Development: Word | PDF

TRIPOD Checklist for Prediction Model Validation: Word | PDF

TRIPOD Checklist for Prediction Model Development and Validation: Word | PDF

Full bibliographic reference Collins GS, Reitsma JB, Altman DG, Moons KG. Transparent reporting of a multivariable prediction model for individual prognosis or diagnosis (TRIPOD): The TRIPOD statement.

This guideline was published simultaneously in 11 journals. You can read the guideline in any of these journals using the links below.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(1):55-63. PMID: 25560714
Br J Cancer. 2015 Jan 6. PMID: 25562432
Circulation. 2015 Jan 13;131(2):211-9. PMID: 25561516
BMJ 2015; 350:g7594. PMID: 25569120
J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Feb;68(2):134-43. PMID: 25579640
Eur Urol. 2014 Dec 9. PMID: 25572824
BMC Med. 2015 Jan 6;13(1):1. PMID: 25563062
Eur J Clin Invest. 2015;45(2):204-214. PMID: 25623047
Br J Surg. 2015;102(3):148-158. PMID: 25627261
BJOG. 2015;122(3):434-443. PMID: 25623578
Diabet Med. 2015;32(2):146-154. PMID: 25600898

Language English
Relevant URLs
(full-text if available)
The TRIPOD Statement, checklists, and E&E document are available from: https://www.tripod-statement.org/resources/

Explanation and elaboration papers
Moons KG, Altman DG, Reitsma JB, Ioannidis JP, Macaskill P, Steyerberg EW, Vickers AJ, Ransohoff DF, Collins GS. Transparent Reporting of a multivariable prediction model for Individual Prognosis Or Diagnosis (TRIPOD): Explanation and Elaboration. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(1):W1-W73. PMID: 25560730

Availability in additional languages The TRIPOD statement and reporting checklist are also available in the following languages:

TRIPOD Checklist (Chinese) Word
TRIPOD E&E (Japanese) Word
TRIPOD Checklist (Japanese) Word  |  PDF

Relevant more generic / specialised reporting guidelines
(i.e. main generic guideline or extension to a generic guideline)
TRIPOD for Abstracts: Heus P, Reitsma JB, Collins GS, Damen JAAG, Scholten RJPM, Altman DG, Moons KGM, Hooft L. Transparent Reporting of Multivariable Prediction Models in Journal and Conference Abstracts: TRIPOD for Abstracts. Ann Intern Med. 2020. PMID: 32479165

TRIPOD-SRMA: Snell KIE, Levis B, Damen JAA, Dhiman P, Debray TPA, Hooft L, Reitsma JB, Moons KGM, Collins GS, Riley RD. Transparent reporting of multivariable prediction models for individual prognosis or diagnosis: checklist for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (TRIPOD-SRMA). BMJ. 2023;381:e073538. PMID: 37137496

Reporting guideline website URL http://www.tripod-statement.org/
Reporting guideline acronym TRIPOD
Study design Diagnostic and prognostic studies, Observational studies
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Whole report
Other An online fillable TRIPOD checklist is also available via the GoodReports website at https://www.goodreports.org/reporting-checklists/tripod/.

Additional information An adherence assessment form for measuring adherence to the Transparent Reporting of a multivariable prediction model for Individual Prognosis Or Diagnosis (TRIPOD) statement has been developed.

Heus P, Damen JAAG, Pajouheshnia R, Scholten RJPM, Reitsma JB, Collins GS, Altman DG, Moons KGM, Hooft L.Uniformity in measuring adherence to reporting guidelines: the example of TRIPOD for assessing completeness of reporting of prediction model studies. BMJ Open. 2019;9(4):e025611. PMID: 31023756

The adherence assessment forms are available from: https://www.tripod-statement.org/resources/

Record last updated on May 5, 2023


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