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Table 2 Reporting and elaboration of clinical significance of results which were reported as statistically significant

From: Cross-sectional analysis of the reporting of continuous outcome measures and clinical significance of results in randomized trials of non-pharmacological interventions

Reporting of clinical significance of statistically significant results

All outcome measures reporting a statistically significant result n = 159

Primary outcomes reporting a statistically significant result n = 61

Clinical significance commented on and reference or justification provided

39 (25)

26 (43)

Clinical significance commented on, no justification provided

39 (25)

17 (28)

No comment on clinical significance of results

81 (51)

18 (30)

  1. Results are presented as numbers (percentages).