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MANTEROLA D, CARLOS  y  ASTUDILLO D, PAULA. Descriptive observational studies. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.1, pp.36-41. ISSN 0718-4026.

Introduction: Descriptive observational studies are between 70% and 90% of articles published in scientific journals in the field of surgery and related disciplines, and despite this, there are no instruments to guide writers in the reporting of results, nor help the reviewers with this type of publication. The aim of this study is to design and build a check list to report results with descriptive observational studies. Material and Methods: Two-stage study with qualitative methodology. In the first stage, a proposal was designed by collecting items and domains from an extensive review of the literature. In the second stage, the instrument was built, using reduction of items and domains through an expert's panel of methodologists and editors of biomedical journals, thus applying face and content validity. The panel was composed of 14 experts. Results: The items and domains incorporated into the final instrument were those in which was achieved over 85% of agreement among participants (12 of 14). Was generated in this way an instrument composed of 19 items, grouped into 4 domains. Conclusion: A check list to report results with descriptive observational studies was designed and built.

Palabras clave : Observational studies; Epidemiologic Studies; Cross-Sectional Studies; Longitudinal Studies; case series; Case Reports.

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