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Study Protocol for the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC): Building Context - an Organizational Monitoring Program in Long-Term Care Project (Project One)Download
Background: While there is a growing awareness of the importance of organizational context ( or the work environment/setting) to successful knowledge translation, and successful knowledge translation to better patient, provider ( staff), and system outcomes, little empirical evidence supports...
Steroids and bronchodilators for acute bronchiolitis in the first two years of life: systematic review and meta-analysis.Download
Objective To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of bronchodilators and steroids, alone or combined, for the acute management of bronchiolitis in children aged less than 2 years. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources Medline, Embase, Central, Scopus, PubMed, LILACS,...
Background: Methamphetamine (MA) is a potent stimulant that is readily available. Its effects are similar to cocaine, but the drug has a profile associated with increased acute and chronic toxicities. The objective of this systematic review was to identify and synthesize literature on risk...
Research and Clinical Application of the Menopause-specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) Questionnaire: a comprehensive systematic reviewDownload
This study reviews the literature surrounding the use of the Meonpause-specific Quality of Life questionnaire (MENQOL). One hundred sixty-six articles were included in the qualitative and quantitiative analyses for this study. The study revealed that the tool has been used extensively and...
Objective: To quantify bias related to specific methodological characteristics in child-relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Design: Meta-epidemiological study. Data Sources: We identified systematic reviews containing a meta-analysis with 10–40 RCTs that were relevant to child health in...
Protocol for a systematic review of the use of narrative storytelling and visual-arts-based approaches as knowledge translation tools in healthcare.Download
Background The arts are powerful, accessible forms of communication that have the potential to impart knowledge by attracting interest and developing meaningful connections. Knowledge translation aims to reduce the ‘evidence-practice’ gap by developing, implementing and evaluating strategies...
Primary Outcomes Reporting in Trials (PORTal): a systematic review of inadequate reporting in pediatric randomized controlled trialsDownload
Objective: Conduct a systematic review of pediatric randomized controlled trials published in high impact journals to assess the reporting of primary outcomes and the psychometric properties of their measures. Study Design and Setting: Systematic review with screening and simultaneous data...
This thesis presents the results of three studies examining the management of migraine in children. First we conducted a systematic review of all clinical trials conducted in children and adolescents of the acute migraine therapy. A meta-analysis of the 26 randomized controlled trials is...
Poor reliability between Cochrane reviewers and blinded external reviewers when applying the Cochrane risk of bias tool in physical therapy trials.Download
Objectives: To test the inter-rater reliability of the RoB tool applied to Physical Therapy (PT) trials by comparing ratings from Cochrane review authors with those of blinded external reviewers. Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in PT were identified by searching the Cochrane Database...
Patient-reported outcome measures for adverse events: A systematic review and COSMIN evaluation studyDownload
ABSTRACT Background: Health care requires constant improvement. Harms in health care are becoming a priority, as is incorporating the patient’s voice in both clinical research and clinical care. Patients have been found to provide a more subjective, detailed perspective of their treatment...