Assessing quality of reports on randomized clinical trials in nursing journals.

@article{Parent2009AssessingQO,
  title={Assessing quality of reports on randomized clinical trials in nursing journals.},
  author={Nicole Parent and James A. Hanley},
  journal={Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing = Journal canadien en soins infirmiers cardio-vasculaires},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={25-39}
}
BACKGROUND Several surveys have presented the quality of reports on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) published in general and specialty medical journals. The aim of these surveys was to raise scientific consciousness on methodological aspects pertaining to internal and external validity. These reviews have suggested that the methodological quality could be improved. OBJECTIVE We conducted a survey of reports on RCTs published in nursing journals to assess their methodological quality. The… CONTINUE READING