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Table 4 Frequencies of key methodological items from the customised CONSORT checklist (N = 35)

From: Quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials in chiropractic using the CONSORT checklist

Item No. Criterion CONSORT Description Total %
9 Allocation concealment Mechanism used to implement the random allocation sequence (such as sequentially numbered containers), describing any steps taken to conceal the sequence until interventions were assigned 31 87
11ai Blinding Whether or not participants, were blinded to group assignment 16 46
11aii Blinding Whether those assessing the outcomes were blinded to group assignment 25 71
16ii Numbers Analysed “Intention-to-treat” analysis 21 60
  1. Legend: Total: the total number of RCTs that reported this item; %: Percentage of trials reporting item