What quality assessment tool should I use for studies included in my review?

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Last Updated: May 13, 2022     Views: view

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)

Cohort Studies

Case-Control Studies

Cross-Sectional Studies

  • STROBE Checklist
    A checklist for quality assessment of case-control, cohort, and cross-sectional studies
  • LEGEND Evidence Evaluation Tools
    A series of critical appraisal tools from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Contains tools for a wide variety of study designs, including prospective, retrospective, qualitative, and quantitative designs.

Diagnostic Studies

Economic Studies

Mixed Methods

Qualitative Studies

  • CASP- Qualitative Studies
    10 questions to help assess qualitative research from the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme
  • LEGEND Evidence Evaluation Tools
    A series of critical appraisal tools from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Contains tools for a wide variety of study designs, including prospective, retrospective, qualitative, and quantitative designs.

Other Study Designs

  • NTACT Quality Checklists
    Quality indicator checklists for correlational studies, group experimental studies, single case research studies, and qualitative studies developed by the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). (Users must make an account.)

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