Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy, 3rd Edition by Judith GarrardHealth Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method, Fourth Edition helps students and practitioners better understand scientific literature by instilling the essential skills (via the matrix method) needed to evaluate article findings critically. Covered at the most basic level are the fundamental principles of searching, organizing, reviewing, and synthesizing. Woven throughout the text are visual examples and a single case study This easy-to-read and practical reference is an invaluable aid to students, researchers, and practitioners.
Call Number: WZ345.G238h 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Systematic Reviews in Health Care by Paul Glasziou; Chris Bain; Graham Colditz; Les IrwigWhat do we do if different studies appear to give different answers? When applying research to questions for individual patients or for health policy, one of the challenges is interpreting such apparently conflicting research. A systematic review is a method to systematically identify relevant research, appraise its quality, and synthesize the results. The last two decades have seen increasing interest and developments in methods for doing high quality systematic reviews. Part I of this book provides a clear introduction to the concepts of reviewing, and lucidly describes the difficulties and traps to avoid. A unique feature of the book is its description, in Part II, of the different methods needed for different types of health care questions: frequency of disease, prognosis, diagnosis, risk, and management. As well as illustrative examples, there are exercises for each of the sections. This is essential reading for those interested in synthesizing health care research.
Call Number: WA950.S995 2001
Publication Date: 2001-11-08
Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions by Julian P. T. Higgins (Editor); Sally Green (Editor)Healthcare providers, consumers, researchers and policy makers are inundated with unmanageable amounts of information, including evidence from healthcare research. It has become impossible for all to have the time and resources to find, appraise and interpret this evidence and incorporate it into healthcare decisions. Cochrane Reviews respond to this challenge by identifying, appraising and synthesizing research-based evidence and presenting it in a standardized format, published in The Cochrane Library (www.thecochranelibrary.com). The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions contains methodological guidance for the preparation and maintenance of Cochrane intervention reviews. Written in a clear and accessible format, it is the essential manual for all those preparing, maintaining and reading Cochrane reviews. Many of the principles and methods described here are appropriate for systematic reviews applied to other types of research and to systematic reviews of interventions undertaken by others. It is hoped therefore that this book will be invaluable to all those who want to understand the role of systematic reviews, critically appraise published reviews or perform reviews themselves.
Call Number: W84.1.C663 2008
Publication Date: 2008-11-24
Systematic Reviews to Answer Health Care Questions by Heidi D. NelsonSystematic Evidence Reviews to Answer Health Care Questions is your most effective, A-to-Z guide to conducting thorough, comprehensive systematic reviews. By breaking down topics and essential steps, this volume teaches you how to form key questions, select evidence, and perform illuminating review not just in predictable circumstances, but when basic rules don,,t apply%honing your ability to think critically and solve problems. You,,ll learn how to define a review,,s purpose and scope, develop research questions, build a team, and even manage your project to maximize efficacy. If you,,re looking to refine your approach to systematic reviews, don,,t just catalog and collect; use this powerful text to evaluate, synthesize, and deliver results that will help shape the health care industry. FEATURES Presented in standard format throughout to allow for more practical, easy to read approach Provides useful instruction on how to conduct a high-quality systematic review that meets the recent standards of the Institute of Medicine Accessible, concise information about the state-of-the-art methods of systematic review, from key question formulation to assessing the quality of included studies and reporting results Illustrated throughout with real-world examples from systematic reviews that have been used to inform practice guidelines and health policy Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to: Complete content with enhanced navigation A powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future
Publication Date: 2014-06-05
Further Reading and References
Curran, C., Burchardt, T., Knapp, M., McDaid, D., & Li, B. (2007). Challenges in multidisciplinary systematic reviewing: A study on social exclusion and mental health policy. Social Policy and Administration, 41(3), 289.
Engwall, M., & Duppils, G. S. (2009). Music as a nursing intervention for postoperative pain: A systematic review . Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 24(6), 370-383.
Forbes, A., While, A., Ullman, R., & Murgatroyd, B. (2007). The contribution of nurses to child health and child health services: Findings of a scoping exercise . Journal of Child Health Care, 11(3), 231.
Haynes, R. B., & Wilczynski, N. L. (2004). Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong studies of diagnosis from medline: Analytical survey. British Medical Journal, 328(7447), 1040.
McKibbon, K. A. (2006). Systematic reviews and librarians. Library Trends, 55(1), 202.
Wilczynski, N. L., Haynes, R. B., Lavis, J. N., Ramkissoonsingh, R., & Arnold-Oatley, A. E. (2004). Optimal search strategies for detecting health services research studies in MEDLINE. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 171(10), 1179.
A number of other libraries have produced guides to systematic reviews. Please find links to some of these below.