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Critical appraisal notes and checklists

Methodological assessment of studies  selected as potential sources of evidence is based on a number of criteria that focus on those aspects of the study design that research has shown to have a significant effect on the risk of bias in the results reported and conclusions drawn. These criteria differ between study types, and a range of checklists is used to bring a degree of consistency to the assessment process.

these checklists were subjected to  evaluation and adaptation to meet SIGN’s requirements for a balance between methodological rigour and practicality of use.

METHODOLOGY CHECKLIST 1: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSES

Checklist

Notes

METHODOLOGY CHECKLIST 2: RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS

Checklist

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METHODOLOGY CHECKLIST 3: COHORT STUDIES

Checklist

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METHODOLOGY CHECKLIST 4: CASE-CONTROL STUDIES

Checklist

Notes

METHODOLOGY CHECKLIST 5: DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES

Checklist

More details on http://www.bris.ac.uk/quadas/

METHODOLOGY CHECKLIST 6: ECONOMIC STUDIES

Checklist

Notes

CONSIDERED JUDGEMENT PRO-FORMA

Considered judement proforma 2014

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