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Table 4 Factors reported to be associated with inconsistent reporting between abstracts and full reports

From: A scoping review of comparisons between abstracts and full reports in primary biomedical research

First author, publication year Study design Field of study Numbers of abstract-full-report pairs included for analyses Factors related with inconsistent reporting Association between factors and inconsistency
Bhandari 2002 [2] Survey Orthopedics 159 Time from abstract presentation to the publication of the full report Longer time to publication of full reports significantly increased the likelihood of an inconsistency (odds ratio = 1.5 for per-month increase, p < 0.01)
Rosmarakis 2005 [20] Survey Infectious diseases and microbiology 51 Time from abstract presentation to publication of full reports A trend found between longer time to publication of full reports and increased inconsistency (odds ratio = 1.76 for per year of delay, p = 0.07)
Snedeker 2010 [21] Survey Veterinary pre-harvest or abattoir-level interventions against foodborne pathogens 59 Time from abstract presentation to publication of full reports Longer time to publication related with fewer outcome measures in full reports (than in abstracts) (p = 0.03)