Chapter 7 – Assessing the Evidence Base

Weblinks to act as supplements to your studies and provide a greater breadth of information.

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AMSTAR Checklist.
Available from: http://amstar.ca/Amstar_Checklist.php Accessed on: 23/03/2016

BestBETS.
Available from: www.bestbets.org/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Case-control checklist (including harm) Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/case_control.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Cohort Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/cohort.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Decision rule Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/decision_rule.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Diagnosis Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/diagnosis.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Economic Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/economic.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Educational intervention Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/educational_intervention.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Guideline Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/guideline.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Prognosis Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/prognosis.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Qualitative Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/qualitative.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Randomised control trial Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/trial.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Review or Meta-Analysis Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/review.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Screening Worksheet.
Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/screening.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BestBETS Survey (including pre-test probabilities).
Worksheet Available from: http://bestbets.org/ca/pdf/survey.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

BMJ (British Medical Journal).
Available from: www.bmj.com/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Campbell Library.
Available from: www.campbellcollaboration.org/lib/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme).
Available from: www.casp-uk.net/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Case Control Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_63fb65dd4e0548e2bfd0a982295f839e.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Clinical Prediction Rule Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_9f84310697164809ac7392ab63f3d8ca.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Cohort Study Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_e37a4ab637fe46a0869f9f977dacf134.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Diagnostic Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_3815f02af1b34c21b8c3b2b5020024c3.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Economic Evaluation Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_3b2bd5743feb4b1aaac6ebdd68771d3f.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Qualitative Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_29c5b002d99342f788c6ac670e49f274.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Randomised Controlled Trial Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_40b9ff0bf53840478331915a8ed8b2fb.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

CASP Systematic Review Checklist.
Available from: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dded87_a02ff2e3445f4952992d5a96ca562576.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Oxford).
Available from: www.cebm.net/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (2009) Study Designs. Oxford: CEBM.
Available from: www.cebm.net/study-designs/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (2009) CRD’s Guidance for Undertaking Reviews in Healthcare, 3rd edition. York: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination [Online].
Available from: https://www.york.ac.uk/media/crd/Systematic_Reviews.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Cochrane Handbook.
Available from: http://handbook.cochrane.org/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

The Cochrane Library.
Available from: www.cochranelibrary.com/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group.
Available from: http://methods.cochrane.org/qi/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

EBLIP Critical Appraisal Checklist.

Available from: http://ebltoolkit.pbworks.com/f/EBLCriticalAppraisalChecklist.pdf Accessed on: 23/03/2016

Hannes K. (2011) Chapter 4: Critical appraisal of qualitative research. In J. Noyes, A. Booth, K. Hannes, A. Harden, J. Harris, S. Lewin and C. Lockwood (eds), Supplementary Guidance for Inclusion of Qualitative Research in Cochrane Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Version 1 (updated August 2011). Cochrane Collaboration Qualitative Methods Group.
Available from: http://methods.cochrane.org/qi/sites/methods.cochrane.org.qi/files/uploads/Chapter_Guidancecritical_appraisal.doc Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Noyes, J., Booth, A., Hannes, K., Harden, A., Harris, J., Lewin, S., Lockwood, C. (eds) (2011) Supplementary Guidance for Inclusion of Qualitative Research in Cochrane Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Version 1 (updated August 2011). Cochrane Collaboration Qualitative Methods Group.
Available from: http://methods.cochrane.org/qi/supplemental-handbook-guidance Accessed on: 19/03/2016

ENTREQ.
Available from: www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/entreq/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

EPPI-Centre.
Available from: http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

EPPI-Centre (2010) Quality and Relevance Appraisal. London: EPPI-Centre.
Available from: https://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/Portals/0/PDF%20reviews%20and%20summaries/4%20-%20Typology%20poster%202007%20Questions_Feb_05_07.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016

EQUATOR Network.
Available from: www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/ Accessed on: 23/03/2016

Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) Journal.
Available from: https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP Accessed on: 23/03/2016

Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT).
Available from: http://mixedmethodsappraisaltoolpublic.pbworks.com/w/page/24607821/FrontPage Accessed on: 23/03/2016

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.
Available from: www.nccmt.ca/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Research Council for Complementary Medicine – Sample Data Extraction Form.
Available from: www.rccm.org.uk/sites/default/files/files/DECA%20forms.pdf Accessed on: 23/03/2016

ROBINS-I tool (Risk Of Bias In Non-randomized Studies of Interventions).
Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/riskofbiastool/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (2010) Bias and Confounding. London: RCEM.
Available from: www.rcem.ac.uk/Extra/Research/technical_guide/biasconfound.htm Accessed on: 19/03/2016

STROBE Checklists.
Available from: www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=available-checklists Accessed on: 23/03/2016

Student BMJ.
Available from: http://student.bmj.com/student/student-bmj.html Accessed on: 23/03/2016

Systematic Review (SR) Toolbox.
Available from: http://systematicreviewtools.com/ Accessed on: 19/03/2016

TERSE Reports.
Available from: www.cem.org/terse-reports Accessed on: 23/03/2016

What is Critical Appraisal?
Available from: www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/painres/download/whatis/what_is_critical_appraisal.pdf Accessed on: 19/03/2016