How to critically appraise an article

  title={How to critically appraise an article},
  author={Jane M. Young and Michael J. Solomon},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology \&Hepatology},
Critical appraisal is a systematic process used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a research article in order to assess the usefulness and validity of research findings. The most important components of a critical appraisal are an evaluation of the appropriateness of the study design for the research question and a careful assessment of the key methodological features of this design. Other factors that also should be considered include the suitability of the statistical methods used… 
Critical Analysis of Clinical Research Articles: A Guide for Evaluation
This review steps for review and also helps in identifying highquality studies that can guide clinical practice safely and evidence-based.
Critical evaluation of publications
  • N. Chander
  • Medicine
    Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
  • 2021
The purpose of critical appraisal shall help in informed decision and improve the quality of healthcare provided to patients.
Appraisal tool for Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Psychology
  • 2014
Critical appraisal (CA) is used to systematically assess research papers and to judge the reliability of the study being presented in the paper. CA also helps in assessing the worth and relevance of
Critical Appraisal Toolkit (CAT) for assessing multiple types of evidence.
The Critical Appraisal Toolkit (CAT) currently used by the Public Health Agency of Canada consists of algorithms to identify the type of study design, three separate tools for appraisal of analytic studies, descriptive studies and literature reviews, additional tools to support the appraisal process, and guidance for summarizing evidence and drawing conclusions about a body of evidence.
Critical Appraisal of Mixed Methods Studies
In several subdomains of the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences, research questions are increasingly answered through mixed methods studies, combining qualitative and quantitative
The use of a modified Delphi technique to develop a critical appraisal tool for clinical pharmacokinetic studies
The clinical pharmacokinetic critical appraisal tool (CACPK) developed in this study consisted of 21 items aimed at helping an end-user to determine the quality of a pharmacokinetics study.
Critical appraisal in the practice of laboratory medicine
This work states that critical appraisal is about minimizing the risk of bias or ‘departures from trueness’ in all of the facets of laboratory medicine practice.
Guidelines for the assessment of clinical research proposals
The reviewer of research proposals should be considered as a professional who contributes to the promotion of the advancement of knowledge through his/her comments, allowing researchers the opportunity for improvement of the quality ofResearch proposals.
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Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials
The text presents a system of critical appraisal to help the reader evaluate studies in the health and medical fields and should be of particular interest to postgraduate students in health sciences and undergraduate medical students for whom the book can act as a methodological textbook with emphasis on critical thinking.
Teaching critical appraisal skills in healthcare settings.
Low-intensity critical appraisal teaching interventions in healthcare populations may result in modest gains; specifically rigorous randomised trials employing interventions using appropriate adult learning theories are required.
Teaching critical appraisal skills in health care settings.
There is evidence that critical appraisal teaching has positive effects on participants' knowledge, but as only one study met the inclusion criteria the validity of drawing general conclusions about the effects of teaching critical appraisal is debatable.
Development of AMSTAR: a measurement tool to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews
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.
How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine
This is a text that explains the meaning of critical appraisal and terms such as 'numbers needed to treat', 'how to search the literature', 'evaluate the different types of papers' and 'put the conclusions to clinical use'.
Systems to rate the strength of scientific evidence.
  • S. West, V. King, L. Lux
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Evidence report/technology assessment
  • 2002
Systematic approaches to assessing the strength of scientific evidence allow evaluation of either individual articles or entire bodies of research on a particular subject, for use in making evidence-based health-care decisions.
Reader's guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 2. Assessing potential for confounding
The definition and assessment of confounders is focused on, where age is known to be related to risk of hip fracture and therefore has the potential to be a confounder in the study of the association between antipsychotic use and hip fracture.
The STARD statement for reporting studies of diagnostic accuracy: explanation and elaboration.
This explanatory document aims to facilitate the use, understanding, and dissemination of the checklist and contains a clarification of the meaning, rationale, and optimal use of each item on the checklist.