This is the quantitative paper,please use the CONSORT TOOL 2010 for RCTs
Helen Truby, Sue Baic, Anne deLooy, et al - Randomised Controlled Trial Of Four Commercial Weight Loss Programmes In The Uk: Initial Findings From The Bbc "Diet Trials" in BMJ: British Medical Journal (2006)
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Randomized controlled trials involve a research study using several subjects randomly selected, to provide results for a specific behaviour against a controlled group. The method of reporting randomized controlled trial is useful for assessing a study dealing with healthcare interventions and requires methodological rigor to avoid bias. According to Schulz, Altman and Moher (2010), readers of these studies require clear and transparent information on the findings and methodologies of these studies, which have to address all the critical areas. Randomization provides significant usefulness in prevention of bias in qualitative studies (Viera & Bangdiwala, 2007). However, there exists several biases that randomization fails to prevent, especially in the execution and analysis of the trials (Toggerson & Toggerson, 2003). The CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) statement of 2010 provides authors with a checklist of 25 items to ensure the report addresses all pertinent areas (CONSORT, 2010).
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The authors of Randomized controlled trial of four commercial weight loss programs in the UK: initial findings from the BBC “diet trials” have clearly identified their study as a randomized controlled trial in the given title. The study also contains a brief summary of the study’s objective, d...