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Development of AMSTAR: a measurement tool to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews
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A measurement tool for the 'assessment of multiple systematic reviews' (AMSTAR) was developed that consists of 11 items and has good face and content validity for measuring the methodological quality of systematic reviews.
The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
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The resulting COSMIN checklist could be useful when selecting a measurement instrument, peer-reviewing a manuscript, designing or reporting a study on measurement properties, or for educational purposes.
Rating the methodological quality in systematic reviews of studies on measurement properties: a scoring system for the COSMIN checklist
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The COSMIN checklist with the proposed scoring system seems to be a useful tool for assessing the methodological quality of studies included in systematic reviews of measurement properties.
The COSMIN checklist for evaluating the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties: A clarification of its content
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These choices for the design requirements and preferred statistical methods for which no evidence is available in the literature or on which the Delphi panel members had substantial discussion are explained.
Elevated C-reactive protein levels in overweight and obese adults.
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Higher BMI is associated with higher CRP concentrations, even among young adults aged 17 to 39 years, and these findings suggest a state of low-grade systemic inflammation in overweight and obese persons.
Interpreting Change Scores for Pain and Functional Status in Low Back Pain: Towards International Consensus Regarding Minimal Important Change
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Proposed MIC values are not the final answer but offer a common starting point for future research and facilitate the use of these measures in clinical practice and the comparability of future studies.
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