Writing and presenting a systematic review emphasizing the Cochrane Handbook for systematic reviews

Fariba Khayyati, Zahra Fathifar, Shayesteh Shirzadi, Tahereh Pashaei

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v4i1.217

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BACKGROUND: The systematic review is a scientific method for identifying and presenting early research, quality assessment, and integration of their results. This study aimed to describe the principles of systematic reviews and inscribe related articles emphasizing the Cochrane Handbook, for using of medical and health students.

METHODS: This study was a library review and a compilation of materials on how to conduct review studies in medical sciences and health with emphasis on the Cochrane Handbook.

RESULTS: The findings of this study indicated that review studies have different types, most notably systematic reviews. The Cochrane Handbook provides valuable information collections for conducting these studies in medical sciences, and allows systematic reviews to step by step facilitate and publish relevant articles.

CONCLUSION: Writing a systematic review involves defining the purpose and protocols, systematically searching for primary studies, critical assessment, selection of the studies, and then, analysis and integration of the final results.


Keywords


Meta-Analysis; Systematic Review; Public Health

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