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A systematic review of the content of critical appraisal tools.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Medical Research Methodology
1471-2288
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
4
Pages
22–22
Identifiers
PMID: 15369598
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There was considerable variability in intent, components, construction and psychometric properties of published critical appraisal tools for research reports. There is no "gold standard' critical appraisal tool for any study design, nor is there any widely accepted generic tool that can be applied equally well across study types. No tool was specific to allied health research requirements. Thus interpretation of critical appraisal of research reports currently needs to be considered in light of the properties and intent of the critical appraisal tool chosen for the task.

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