Methodology checklist: systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Study identification
Include author, title, reference, year of publication
Guideline topic:Review question no:
Checklist completed by:
SCREENING QUESTIONS
In a well-conducted, relevant systematic review:Circle one option for each question
The review addresses an appropriate and clearly focused question that is relevant to the guideline review questionYesNoUnclear
The review collects the type of studies you consider relevant to the guideline review questionYesNoUnclear
The literature search is sufficiently rigorous to identify all the relevant studiesYesNoUnclear
Study quality is assessed and reportedYesNoUnclear
An adequate description of the methodology used is included, and the methods used are appropriate to the questionYesNoUnclear

From: APPENDIX 7, METHODOLOGY CHECKLISTS FOR CLINICAL STUDIES AND REVIEWS

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