Table 2.

Checklist of items to be included in reports of randomized trials: CONSORT recommendations

Title and abstractBlinding (masking)
IntroductionStatistical analysis
    backgroundResults
Methods    participant flow
    participants    recruitment
    interventions    baseline data
    objectives    numbers analyzed
    outcomes    outcomes and estimation
    sample size    ancillary analyses
Randomization    adverse events
    sequence generationComment
    allocation    interpretation
    concealment    generalizability
ImplementationOverall evidence