CONSORT: when and how to use it

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Edition V20N03 | Year 2015 | Editorial Evidence based Orthodontics | Pages 13 to 15

Saulo Gabriel Moreira Falci , Leandro Silva Marques

Reconciling scientific research results with clinical practice represents a major challenge to healthcare professionals, including orthodontists.1-4 Current clinical decision-making should be mainly based on clinical trials comparing two or more treatment or diagnosis methods. These trials are known as randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and are considered the gold standard in scientific evidence. The quality of RCTs can be assessed based on criteria pre-established by CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials).

Falci SGM, Marques LS. CONSORT: when and how to use it. Dental Press J Orthod. 2015 May-June;20(3):13-5. DOI:

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