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Title: Better reporting of interventions: template for intervention description and replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide.
Authors: Hoffmann, T. C.
Glasziou, P. P.
Boutron, I.
Milne, R.
Perera, R.
Moher, D.
Altman, D. G.
Barbour, V.
Macdonald, H.
Johnston, M.
Lamb, S. E.
Dixon-Woods, Mary
McCulloch, P.
Wyatt, J. C.
Chan, A. W.
Michie, S.
First Published: 7-Mar-2014
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: BMJ, 2014, 348 : g1687
Abstract: Without a complete published description of interventions, clinicians and patients cannot reliably implement interventions that are shown to be useful, and other researchers cannot replicate or build on research findings. The quality of description of interventions in publications, however, is remarkably poor. To improve the completeness of reporting, and ultimately the replicability, of interventions, an international group of experts and stakeholders developed the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide. The process involved a literature review for relevant checklists and research, a Delphi survey of an international panel of experts to guide item selection, and a face to face panel meeting. The resultant 12 item TIDieR checklist (brief name, why, what (materials), what (procedure), who provided, how, where, when and how much, tailoring, modifications, how well (planned), how well (actual)) is an extension of the CONSORT 2010 statement (item 5) and the SPIRIT 2013 statement (item 11). While the emphasis of the checklist is on trials, the guidance is intended to apply across all evaluative study designs. This paper presents the TIDieR checklist and guide, with an explanation and elaboration for each item, and examples of good reporting. The TIDieR checklist and guide should improve the reporting of interventions and make it easier for authors to structure accounts of their interventions, reviewers and editors to assess the descriptions, and readers to use the information.
DOI Link: 10.1136/bmj.g1687
ISSN: 0959-8138
eISSN: 1756-1833
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, British Medical Journal Publishing Group. Archived with reference to the publisher's Open Access Policy, available at
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