The Single-Case Reporting guideline In BEhavioural interventions (SCRIBE) 2016 statement

Robyn L. Tate*, Michael Perdices, Ulrike Rosenkoetter, William Shadish, Sunita Vohra, David H. Barlow, Robert Horner, Alan Kazdin, Thomas Kratochwill, Skye McDonald, Margaret Sampson, Larissa Shamseer, Leanne Togher, Richard Albin, Catherine Backman, Jacinta Douglas, Jonathan J. Evans, David Gast, Rumen Manolov, Geoffrey MitchellLyndsey Nickels, Jane Nikles, Tamara Ownsworth, Miranda Rose, Christopher H. Schmid, Barbara Wilson

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Abstract

Reporting guidelines, such as the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, improve the reporting of research in the medical literature (Turner et al., 2012). Many such guidelines exist and the CONSORT Extension to Nonpharmacological Trials (Boutron et al., 2008) provides suitable guidance for reporting between-groups intervention studies in the behavioral sciences. The CONSORT Extension for N-of-1 Trials (CENT 2015) was developed for multiple crossover trials with single individuals in the medical sciences (Shamseer et al., 2015; Vohra et al., 2015), but there is no reporting guideline in the CONSORT tradition for single case research used in the behavioral sciences. We developed the Single Case Reporting guideline In BEhavioural interventions (SCRIBE) 2016 to meet this need. This statement article describes the methodology of the development of the SCRIBE 2016, along with the outcome of 2 Delphi surveys and a consensus meeting of experts. We present the resulting 26-item SCRIBE 2016 checklist. The article complements the more detailed SCRIBE 2016 explanation and elaboration article (Tate et al., 2016) that provides a rationale for each of the items and examples of adequate reporting from the literature. Both these resources will assist authors to prepare reports of single case research with clarity, completeness, accuracy, and transparency. They will also provide journal reviewers and editors with a practical checklist against which such reports may be critically evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-58
Number of pages15
JournalEvidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016

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