CLARIFY 2021: explanation and elaboration of the Delphi-based guidelines for the reporting of yoga research

Moonaz, Steffany, Nault, Daryl, Cramer, Holger and Ward, Lesley (2021) CLARIFY 2021: explanation and elaboration of the Delphi-based guidelines for the reporting of yoga research. BMJ Open, 11 (8). e045812. ISSN 2044-6055

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Background: Reporting of yoga research often lacks the detail required for clinical application, study replication, summary research and comparative effectiveness studies.

Methods: To improve the transparency of reporting yoga interventions, and building on the development of previous reporting guidelines, a group of international yoga research stakeholders developed the consensus-based CheckList stAndardising the Reporting of Interventions For Yoga (CLARIFY) guidelines.

Results: The 21-item CLARIFY checklist outlines the minimum details considered necessary for high-quality reporting of yoga research. This paper provides a detailed explanation of each of the 21 items of the CLARIFY checklist, together with model examples of how to integrate each item into publications of yoga research. The CLARIFY guideline serves as an extension for existing research reporting guidelines, and is flexible for use across all study designs.

Conclusion: We strongly encourage the uptake of these reporting guidelines by researchers and journals, to facilitate improvements in the transparency and utility of yoga research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: Research funded by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (R24 AT001293).
Uncontrolled Keywords: complementary medicine, protocols & guidelines, clinical trials
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 09:27
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 10:59

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