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Resultat
Vitenskapelig foredrag
2018

Cochrane overviews of reviews: purpose and quality

Bidragsytere:
  • Therese Kristine Dalsbø
  • Kristin Thuve Dahm og
  • Hilde Strømme

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: 25th Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh, UK.
Sted: Edinburgh
Dato fra: 15. september 2018
Dato til: 19. september 2018

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Arrangørnavn: Cochrane Collaboration

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2018

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Tittel

Cochrane overviews of reviews: purpose and quality

Sammendrag

Background: The Cochrane Handbook guides authors of Cochrane overviews of reviews. The Handbook gives advice about five relevant reasons for overviews and to distinguish between the quality of included reviews and the studies they include. The recommendations are: to use Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE), conduct network meta-analysis if appropriate, and to interpret findings and present confidence in findings using a plain language format style. Our aim was to see if overviews published in the Cochrane Library were performed in accordance with key guidance from the Cochrane Handbook. Methods: We searched for overviews of reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). We extracted data about their: main purpose, search date, number of included reviews, and if they planned to use a checklist for quality of included reviews such as AMSTAR (A MeaSurement Tool to Assess systematic Reviews). Then we assessed if they used GRADE, performed network meta-analysis (if appropriate), and gave a balanced summary in plain language about the benefit and harms and level of confidence in the results, and if there was patient or consumer involvement. Main findings: There were 10,062 references in CDSR up to 12 January 2018 (issue1). We searched for overview* in title/abstract and found 99 references. We found and included 33 overviews of reviews. The main purpose of 20 overviews was to summarize evidence from more than one systematic review of different interventions for the same condition or problem. Also, five overviews had reasons other than those presented in the Handbook. The median search date was 2015, the oldest was from 2009 and the newest was 2017, one did not report a search date. One had no included reviews. Another had not included reviews, but used the studies from selected reviews. The average number of included reviews in the remaining overviews was 18.77. A total of 582 reviews, mostly Cochrane Reviews were included in the 31 overviews. Most, 93%, had used a checklist, mainly AMSTAR; 71% had used GRADE, and 9% had performed a network meta-analysis; 21% presented a balanced summary in plain language. Patient or consumer involvement was mentioned in two overviews, equivalent to 6%. Conclusion: The quality of overviews could be improved by adhering to the Handbook expectations.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Therese Kristine Dalsbø

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for vurdering av tiltak ved Folkehelseinstituttet
Aktiv cristin-person

Kristin Thuve Dahm

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for vurdering av tiltak ved Folkehelseinstituttet
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Hilde Strømme

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for vurdering av tiltak ved Folkehelseinstituttet
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