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Table 3 Items to report in journal or conference abstracts for social and psychological intervention trials [39]

From: Reporting randomised trials of social and psychological interventions: the CONSORT-SPI 2018 Extension

Section CONSORT abstract item Relevant CONSORT-SPI item
Title Identification of the study as randomised  
Authors Contact details for the corresponding author  
Trial design Description of the trial design (e.g. parallel, cluster, noninferiority) If the unit of random assignment is not the individual, refer to CONSORT for Cluster Randomised Trials and report the items included in its extension for abstracts [33]
 Participants Eligibility criteria for participants and the settings where the data were collected When applicable, the eligibility criteria for the setting of the intervention delivery and the eligibility criteria for the persons who delivered the interventions
 Interventions Interventions intended for each group  
 Objective Specific objective or hypothesis If pre-specified, how the intervention was hypothesised to work
 Outcomes Clearly defined primary outcome for this report  
 Randomisation How participants were allocated to interventions  
 Awareness of assignment Who was aware of intervention assignment after allocation (for example, participants, providers, those assessing outcomes), and how any masking was done  
 Number randomly assigned Number randomised to each group  
 Recruitment Trial status  
 Interventions   Extent to which interventions were actually delivered by providers and taken up by participants as planned
 Number analysed Number analysed in each group  
 Outcomes For the primary outcome, a result for each group and the estimated effect size and its precision  
 Harms Important adverse events or side effects  
Conclusions General interpretation of the results  
Trial registration Registration number and name of trial register  
Funding Source of funding