The feasibility of creating a checklist for the assessment of the methodological quality both of randomised and non-randomised studies of health care interventions.

@article{Downs1998TheFO,
  title={The feasibility of creating a checklist for the assessment of the methodological quality both of randomised and non-randomised studies of health care interventions.},
  author={Sara H. Downs and Nick Black},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health},
  year={1998},
  volume={52},
  pages={377 - 384}
}
  • S. DownsN. Black
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility of creating a valid and reliable checklist with the following features: appropriate for assessing both randomised and non-randomised studies; provision of both an overall score for study quality and a profile of scores not only for the quality of reporting, internal validity (bias and confounding) and power, but also for external validity. [] Key MethodDESIGN A pilot version was first developed, based on epidemiological principles, reviews, and existing checklists for…

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