Assessment of methodological quality of primary studies by systematic reviews: results of the metaquality cross sectional study.

@article{Moja2005AssessmentOM,
  title={Assessment of methodological quality of primary studies by systematic reviews: results of the metaquality cross sectional study.},
  author={Lorenzo Moja and Elena Telaro and Roberto D'Amico and Ivan Moschetti and Laura L Coe and Alessandro Liberati},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2005},
  volume={330 7499},
  pages={1053}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe how the methodological quality of primary studies is assessed in systematic reviews and whether the quality assessment is taken into account in the interpretation of results. DATA SOURCES Cochrane systematic reviews and systematic reviews in paper based journals. STUDY SELECTION 965 systematic reviews (809 Cochrane reviews and 156 paper based reviews) published between 1995 and 2002. DATA SYNTHESIS The methodological quality of primary studies was assessed in 854 of… CONTINUE READING

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