Quality Checklist for a Systematic Review or Meta-analysis

Study ID:
Guideline topic:Key question no:
Checklist completed by:
SECTION 1: INTERNAL VALIDITY
In a well-conducted systematic review:In this study this criterion is: (Circle one option for each question)
1.1The study addresses an appropriate and clearly focused question.Well coveredNot addressed
Adequately addressedNot reported
Poorly addressedNot applicable
1.2A description of the methodology used is included.Well coveredNot addressed
Adequately addressedNot reported
Poorly addressedNot applicable
1.3The literature search is sufficiently rigorous to identify all the relevant studies.Well coveredNot addressed
Adequately addressedNot reported
Poorly addressedNot applicable
1.4Study quality is assessed and taken into account.Well coveredNot addressed
Adequately addressedNot reported
Poorly addressedNot applicable
1.5There are enough similarities between the studies selected to make combining them reasonable.Well coveredNot addressed
Adequately addressedNot reported
Poorly addressedNot applicable
SECTION 2: OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE STUDY
2.1How well was the study done to minimise bias?
Code ++, + or

From: APPENDIX 10, QUALITY CHECKLISTS FOR CLINICAL STUDIES AND REVIEWS

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