Quality Assessment of Abstracts of the Xth Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation: Does It Need Improvement?
Nephro-Urology Monthly: 1 (1); 61-64 Article Type: Research Article
March 10, 2009
April 2, 2009
M. Quality Assessment of Abstracts of the Xth Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation: Does It Need Improvement?,
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Background and Aims As all submitted abstracts, are not published as full articles in every meeting, therefore a published abstract is often the only source to earn the methodology and results of a study. The current study was designed to evaluate the abstracts quality of Xth congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) held November 2006. :
MethodsQuality assessment checklist, which was developed by Timmer et al, was used to evaluate abstract quality. One hundred and fifteen abstracts of total 449 abstracts were selected by cluster random sampling. From oral and poster presentations we examined study type, study design, country of study, number of au- thors, organ type and quality score for each study. Evaluation was done by a reviewer. :
ResultsThe human observational study was the most common type of study (72%). 59.1% of all abstracts had been submitted by Iran. The majority of abstracts had 5-10 authors (61%) and the most common transplanted organ was kidney (77%). The mean ± SD of all abstracts was 0.67±0.12 and 89.6% had quality score >0.5. Human observational studies with 0.69±0.11 quality score had highest score. The highest quality was related to object description and design evident had the lowest quality. :
Conclusionpublished abstract at Xth MESOT congress had good quality score and design evident of researches must be improved in the future. :
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