2018, Cilt 34, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 257-264
Reporting observational studies in veterinary research: Turkish adaptation of the STROBE-VET criterias
Tuba Balak1, Feyza Günay2, Özlem Kaymaz3, Mustafa Bahadır Çevrimli4, Doğukan Özen5, Mustafa Agah Tekindal6
1Ankara Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Biyoistatistik Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2Ankara Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, İstatistik Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
3Ankara Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi, İstatistik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
4Selçuk Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Hayvancılık Ekonomisi ve İşletmeciliği Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
5Ankara Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Biyoistatistik Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
6Selçuk Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Biyoistatistik Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: STROBE-VET, observational study, Bland-Altman Method, intra class correlation coefficient

Aim: This study, the Turkish version of the STROBE-VET was made to strengthen the reporting of observational studies in the veterinary field and making the usage of the STROBE-VET better understood by the researchers.

Materials and Methods: STROBE-VET criteria have been translated into Turkish by 4 researchers (TB, FG, ES, MAT), each independent from the other. The translation was finalized with the collection of the group. Then, an expert translator was reversed and its compliance with the criteria was evaluated. Secondly, in order to assess the Turkish control list whether it is understood correctly by the researchers, 20 studies in the field of veterinary sciences have been evaluated by two veterinarians (DÖ and MBÇ). The correspondence between the responses of the researchers was examined using the percentage of compliance between researchers for each criterion. In addition, it was assessed using the Bland-Altman Method and the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) using the total number of reported criteria.

Results: According to results, criteria has a great variation in the frequency of reporting in the studies. ICC values ranged from 0.351 to 0.890.

Conclusion: The Turkish version of STROBE-VET will be a guide for the referees and editors of journals as well as researchers studying in the field of veterinary science.