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Lecture 3

NURS 205 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Systematic Review, The Bmj


Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 205
Professor
Brendalyn Ens
Lecture
3

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Crical Appraisal Tool (CAT): 
Note: This guide is intended to highlight the most important features of crical appraisal. It is not all-inclusive, and does not represent any speci!c
currently-available crical appraisal tool (CAT).
TITLE: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
AUTHORS: _________________________________________________________________________________________
SOURCE / CITATION: _________________________________________________________________________________

  
Idenfy the  !"#
(PICO = Paent – Intervenon – Comparator – Outcomes –
Timeframe – Study types))
Did the authors menon how they chose to "$
$%"$$ from the SR?
Y / N / Can’t tell
Are the " &&" '&"$
$?
Is the "()& $"*" $ $ 
 "( +,
Y / N / Can’t tell
Were all & &! "$$$' (trying
to determine homogeneity versus heterogeneity) Y / N / Can’t tell
Were any " -"  "$?
Look at declaraons of con"icts of interest and
sources of funding
Y / N / Can’t tell

  
Idenfy all the '." "  
!"#
Are the results supported adequately with tables &
!gures such as forest plots (or other)? Describe
&'')$" /'0(
  
Are the authors’ " " && $) 
( $$" Y / N / Can’t tell
Can the &&$ ') "& &! and
does the author provide suggesons as to how this
could occur?
Y / N / Can’t tell
1CADTH Crical Appraisal 101 Workshops
Ens / Kamel / Jennings / Pohar 2012
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