Iranian Journal of Public Health, ( ISI ), Volume (47), No (12), Year (2018-12) , Pages (1796-1804)

Title : ( Weaknesses in the Reporting of Cross-sectional Studies in Accordance with the STROBE Report -The Case of Congenital Anomaly among Infants in Iran-: A Review Article )

Authors: Morvarid IRANI , Maryam HASSANZADEH BASHTIAN , Talat KHADIVZADEH , Hosein EBRAHIMIPOUR , Seyyed Mohsen Asgari Nekah ,

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Abstract

Background: The inadequate reporting of cross-sectional studies, as in the case of the prevalence of Congeni-tal Anomaly, could cause challenges in the synthesis of new evidence and make possible mistakes in the crea-tion of public policies. This study was conducted to critically appraise the quality of the articles involving con-genital anomaly prevalence in Iranian infants with the STROBE recommendations. Methods: We performed a thorough literature search using the words \"congenital anomaly\" \"birth defect\" and \"Iran\" in MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, SID, Elmnet, Magiran, IranDoc, Iranmedex, and Google Scholar until Aug 2017. In this critical appraisal we focused on cross-sectional studies that reported the prevalence of congeni-tal anomaly in Iranian infants. Data were analyzed using the STROBE score per item and recommendation. Results: The results of 17 selected articles on Congenital Anomaly prevalence showed that the overall accord-ance of the cross-sectional study reports with STROBE recommendations was about 63%. All articles met the recommendations associated with the report of the study’s rationale, objectives, setting, key results and provi-sion of summary measures. Methods and results were the weakest part of the articles, in which recommenda-tions associated with the participant flowchart and missing data analysis were not reported. The recommenda-tions with the lowest scores were those related to the sensitivity analysis -6%, n=1/17-, bias -6%, n=1/17-, and funding -41%, n=7/17-. Conclusion: Cross-sectional studies about the prevalence of congenital anomaly in Iranian infants have an insufficient reporting on the methods and results parts. We recognized a clear need to increase the quality of such studies.

Keywords

, Iran, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Congenital anomaly, STROBE
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@article{paperid:1073029,
author = {Morvarid IRANI and Maryam HASSANZADEH BASHTIAN and Talat KHADIVZADEH and Hosein EBRAHIMIPOUR and Asgari Nekah, Seyyed Mohsen},
title = {Weaknesses in the Reporting of Cross-sectional Studies in Accordance with the STROBE Report -The Case of Congenital Anomaly among Infants in Iran-: A Review Article},
journal = {Iranian Journal of Public Health},
year = {2018},
volume = {47},
number = {12},
month = {December},
issn = {2251-6085},
pages = {1796--1804},
numpages = {8},
keywords = {Iran; Epidemiology; Prevalence; Congenital anomaly; STROBE},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Weaknesses in the Reporting of Cross-sectional Studies in Accordance with the STROBE Report -The Case of Congenital Anomaly among Infants in Iran-: A Review Article
%A Morvarid IRANI
%A Maryam HASSANZADEH BASHTIAN
%A Talat KHADIVZADEH
%A Hosein EBRAHIMIPOUR
%A Asgari Nekah, Seyyed Mohsen
%J Iranian Journal of Public Health
%@ 2251-6085
%D 2018

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