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Peer reviewers identified spin in manuscripts of nonrandomized studies assessing therapeutic interventions, but their impact on spin in abstract conclusions was limited

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Spin is defined as a specific way of reporting, whether intentional or unintentional, to emphasize that the beneficial effect of the intervention is greater than that shown by the results. Our aim was to describe the spin identified, deleted or added by peer reviewers in reports of non-randomized studies assessing a therapeutic intervention and to evaluate the prevalence of spin in the abstract conclusions that peer reviewers failed to identify.

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, CSM
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, CSM
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
77
Pages:
44-51
Publication date:
2016-05-07
Acceptance date:
2016-04-29
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EISSN:
1878-5921
ISSN:
0895-4356
URN:
pubs:b170f1d6-a418-41dc-937e-082bf19686d9
Source identifiers:
622897
Local pid:
pubs:622897

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