Leighton Chan, Allen W. Heinemann, Jason Roberts; Elevating the Quality of Disability and Rehabilitation Research: Mandatory Use of the Reporting Guidelines. Am J Occup Ther 2014;68(2):127-129. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2014.682004.
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Note from the AJOT Editor-in-Chief: Since 2010, the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) has adopted reporting standards based on the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement and American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines in an effort to publish transparent clinical research that can be easily evaluated for methodological and analytical rigor (APA Publications and Communications Board Working Group on Journal Article Reporting Standards, 2008; Moher, Schulz, & Altman, 2001). AJOT has now joined 28 other major rehabilitation and disability journals in a collaborative initiative to enhance clinical research reporting standards through adoption of the EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines, described below. Authors will now be required to use these guidelines in the preparation of manuscripts that will be submitted to AJOT. Reviewers will also use these guidelines to evaluate the quality and rigor of all AJOT submissions. By adopting these standards we hope to further enhance the quality and clinical applicability of articles to our readers.
CONSORT for randomized controlled trials (http://www.consort-statement.org)
Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) for observational studies (http://strobe-statement.org/)
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (http://www.prisma-statement.org/)
Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies (STARD) for studies of diagnostic accuracy (http://www.stard-statement.org/)
Case Reports (CARE) for case reports (http://www.care-statement.org/).
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