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Impact of Spin in the Abstracts of Articles Reporting Results of Randomized Controlled Trials in the Field of Cancer: The SPIIN Randomized Controlled Trial.

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PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the impact of spin (ie, reporting to convince readers that the beneficial effect of the experimental treatment is greater than shown by the results) on the interpretation of results of abstracts of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the field of cancer. METHODS: We performed a two-arm, parallel-group RCT. We selected a sample of published RCTs with statistically nonsignificant primary outcome and with spin in the abstract conclusion. Two versions of these abstr...

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10.1200/jco.2014.56.7503

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Journal:
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology More from this journal
Volume:
32
Issue:
36
Pages:
4120-4126
Publication date:
2014-12-01
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EISSN:
1527-7755
ISSN:
0732-183X
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:490977
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uuid:6c8d7140-1f19-45d7-b3e6-7c8841deb70c
Local pid:
pubs:490977
Source identifiers:
490977
Deposit date:
2014-12-04

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