Within person trials

The CONSORT extension for within person trials is meant to extend CONSORT checklist items to facilitate the reporting of trials of conditions that can affect two or more body sites, and are a useful and efficient tool because the comparisons between interventions are within people. Such trials are most commonly conducted in ophthalmology, dentistry, and dermatology.

The CONSORT extension for within person randomised trials extends 16 items of the CONSORT 2010 checklist and introduces a modified flowchart and baseline table to enhance transparency. 


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Pandis N, Chung B, Scherer RW, Elbourne D, Altman DG. CONSORT 2010 statement: extension checklist for reporting within person randomised trials. BMJ. 2017;357. PMID: 28667088