Reporting standards of studies and papers on the prevention and management of foot ulcers in diabetes: required details and markers of good quality

William J Jeffcoate, Sicco A Bus, Frances L Game, Robert J Hinchliffe, Patricia E Price, Nicolaas C Schaper, International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and the European Wound Management Association

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Abstract

The evidence base for many aspects of the management of foot ulcers in people with diabetes is weak, and good-quality research, especially relating to studies of direct relevance to routine clinical care, is needed. In this paper, we summarise the core details required in the planning and reporting of intervention studies in the prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers, including studies that focus on off-loading, stimulation of wound healing, peripheral artery disease, and infection. We highlight aspects of trial design, conduct, and reporting that should be taken into account to minimise bias and improve quality. We also provide a 21-point checklist for researchers and for readers who assess the quality of published work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-788
Number of pages8
JournalLancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
Volume4
Issue number9
Early online date10 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

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