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Rahmani M, Ayoobi F, Assar S, Jalalpour S, Rezaeian M. Presentation of the Guideline of Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology. JRUMS. 2017; 16 (3) :257-274
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3320-en.html

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Background and Objective: Studies in the health sciences is comprised of observational and intervention. A major part of health sciences research has been allocated to the observational studies. Designing and doing studies based on scientific guidelines that include the entire process, leads to studies validation and also results can be generalized to the community. Thus, for standardizing the scientific and observational studies, a statement entitled "Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology" (STROBE) was presented. The purpose of drafting a STROBE statement, is making recommendations to clarify the design, methods, and findings of observational studies and is not requiring researchers to follow a particular methodology. In other words, the purpose of the STROBE statement is better "reporting" of observational studies and not better "doing". According to the importance of designing and scientific reporting of observational articles, this study was performed for presentation of the STROBE statement, history, goals, and weaknesses for Persian speaking readers.

Materials and Methods: To verify the STROBE statement, STROBE website and published articles on the evaluation of STROBE effectiveness and related articles were studied.

Results: The results of this study showed the lack of adequate use of STROBE statement in the articles published after the presentation of this statement.

Conclusion: Knowledge of the scientific standards for reporting research in Iran to enhance the academic standing and the quality of research, leads to improved academic standing of the Iranian specialists in the world.

Key words: Observational Studies, Cohort, Case-control, Cross-sectional, Ecological, STROBE

Funding: This research was funded by Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences approved the study.

How to cite this article: Rahmani M.R, Ayoobi F, Assar S, Jalalpour S, Rezaeian M. Presentation of the Guideline of Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 16(3): 257-74. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: مديريت و اطلاع رساني پزشكي
Received: 2016/05/31 | Accepted: 2016/11/14 | Published: 2017/06/11

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