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Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): Extending the CONSORT Statement

  • Hugh MacPherson mail,

    hm18@york.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Douglas G. Altman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Hammerschlag,

    Affiliation: Department of Research, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Li Youping,

    Affiliation: Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

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  • Wu Taixiang,

    Affiliation: Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

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  • Adrian White,

    Affiliation: Primary Care Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • David Moher,

    Affiliation: Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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  • on behalf of the STRICTA Revision Group

    Membership of the STRICTA Revision Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: June 08, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000261

About the Authors

Hugh MacPherson
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Douglas G. Altman
Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Richard Hammerschlag
Department of Research, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Li Youping, Wu Taixiang
Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Adrian White
Primary Care Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
David Moher
Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: hm18@york.ac.uk

Competing Interests

AW is employed by the British Medical Acupuncture Society as Editor of Acupuncture in Medicine. DM is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HM DGA RH LY WT AW DM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: HM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: HM DGA RH LY WT AW DM. Reviewed Delphi process responses: RH. Helped organize the workshop that finalized the STRICTA revisions: RH.