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Academic claims ‘integrity’ of nurse studies often undermined by poor trial registration – Nursing Times (Jo Stephenson | August 2017)

Published/Released on August 04, 2017 | Posted by Admin on August 13, 2017 / , , , , , , , ,
 


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Less than half of clinical trials published in leading nursing journals are officially registered, according to a study, whose authors say their findings raise serious questions about standards and “do not cast the profession in a positive light”.

Study conducted by an Australian clinical researcher highlights why it is essential that new clinical trials are listed with an official registry.

The new research was led by Richard Gray, professor of clinical nursing practice at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, who said trial registration was vital in ensuring that all the evidence about an intervention, drug or treatment was publically available and could be checked and scrutinised.
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“It means researchers can’t hide inconvenient results and they can’t change how they report the findings of trials if they don’t get the results they were expecting. In short, registration keeps researchers honest,” he told Nursing Times.
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