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Table 6 Cohort B: comparison between the statistical significance of results presented in the main text results section and abstract results section of reports with unclear primary outcome

From: “Spin” in wound care research: the reporting and interpretation of randomized controlled trials with statistically non-significant primary outcome results or unspecified primary outcomes

  Corresponding abstract results; number containing:
Main text results; number of reports containing: Outcomes with no reference to statistical significance (n =16 including 3 with no abstract) SS only (n = 15) SNS only (n = 5) SS and SNS (n = 7)
Row A: Outcomes with no reference to statistical significance (n = 6) 100% (6) 0% (0) 0% (0) 0% (0)
Row B: SS only (n = 5) 0% (0) 100% (5) 0% (0) 0% (0)
Row C: SNS only (n = 6) 33% (2) 0% (0) 50% (3) 17% (1)
Row D: SS and SNS (n = 26) 31% (8) 39% (10) 8% (2) 23% (6)
  1. SNS, statistically non-significant; SS statistically significant.