We had come across the mentioned problem with this particular aspect of the CONSORT statement
while we were surveying how well the published randomized controlled trials, the majority of which were, as usual, multicenter, followed suit with the CONSORT.
Improving the reporting of pragmatic trials: an extension of the CONSORT statement
Turner et al  established that the use of the CONSORT statement
improved the completeness of reporting in randomized controlled trials.
Reporting randomized-controlled trials of herbal interventions: an elaborated CONSORT statement
As an example, they describe the CONSORT Statement
for randomized clinical trials (Moher et al.
A study by Hopewell and colleagues (5) assessed the endorsement of the CONSORT Statement
in 2008 in medical journals with a high impact factor.
2) The CONSORT statement
resulted from international collaboration among biomedical editors, clinicians, and statisticians.
The CONSORT statement
was originally published in 1996 (Begg et al 1996) and provides recommendations for the reporting of randomised trials.
In this chapter, new concepts like superiority, non-inferiority trials and CONSORT statement
have been explained.
Their intention is to provide a self study guide as well as a classroom text and they succeed admirably, starting with simple material on how statistics work and proceeding to descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, experimental design and clinical trials, hypothesis testing, linear correlation and regression, non-parametric statistical methods, and for this edition, a new chapter on evidence-based veterinary medicine and the CONSORT statement
Therefore, the editorial board of Social Work Research has embraced the CONSORT Statement
as an effective way to report empirical findings.
Through this editorial we wish to familiarize our readers, contributors, and reviewers to the CONSORT statement