Quantity and Quality Assessment of Randomized Controlled Trials in the Journal of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine

한방재활의학과학회지에 수록된 무작위대조시험 연구의 양적, 질적 평가

  • Kwon, Dong-Hyun (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Dong-Guk Univ-Seoul, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Nam, Jong-Kyung (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Dong-Guk Univ-Seoul, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Jung, Min-Kyu (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Dong-Guk Univ-Seoul, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Ho-Jun (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Dong-Guk Univ-Seoul, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Lee, Myeong-Jong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Dong-Guk Univ-Seoul, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine)
  • 권동현 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 남종경 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 정민규 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김호준 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 이명종 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2010.09.15
  • Accepted : 2010.10.09
  • Published : 2010.10.30

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study is to perform quantity and quality assessment of randomized controlled trials(RCTs) in the journal of oriental rehabilitation medicine(JORM). Methods : Upon extracting randomized controlled trial from all the articles published in the JORM from 1991 to 2009, assessments were made on the adequacy of the consolidated standards of reporting trials(CONSORT) checklist. The assessment were performed independently by two researchers, and adjustment of the differences were done by discussions. Results : Among the 824 articles from 1981 to 1999, 33 RCTs were selected. 4 RCTs were published from 1991 to 2002, and 29 RCTs were published from 2003 to 2009. Adequacy of the CONSORT checklist was 29.4%(27.3% from 1999 to 2005, 31.6% from 2006 to 2009). Conclusions : RCTs of the JORM consistently increased in quantity and quality. But researchers should make an effort to reporting more accurate.

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