Comment: “The Measure Type does not appear to be accurate”
Addressing common ClinicalTrials.gov commentsOct 1, 2020
When reporting Results, you will need to enter the data collected for each Outcome Measure in the corresponding Outcome Measure Data Table.
When entering the data, you will need to select a Measure Type to indicate the kind of data you are reporting in the table. For example, is this number a mean? Is it a count of participants? Is it a Number, like a score?
Selecting the wrong measure type for the data (e.g. selecting “Number” when the correct type is “Mean”) will cause the record to be rejected. In this case, one of two things will happen:
- The system’s validation logic will flag the entry with an error, and prevent the record from being submitted, or
- If the problem it isn’t caught by the system’s validation logic and the record is submitted, ClinicalTrials.gov PRS review staff will reject the record with the following comment:
"Major Issues: The Measure Type does not appear to be accurate."
To correct the issue, carefully review the measure type in relation to the Outcome Measure description, the row titles, and the data you are entering. PRS will also provide guidance with their comments to help you fix the problem. You may have to go back and review the study data you collected for the Outcome Measure. Then, either correct the entered data or change the Measure Type to the correct option.
Example: Incorrect Measure Type: