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Undertaking Systematic Reviews in Nursing

Renjith, V; George, A; D'Souza, P; (2015) Undertaking Systematic Reviews in Nursing. International Journal of Nursing Education , 7 (4) pp. 104-109. 10.5958/0974-9357.2015.00202.0. Green open access

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Abstract

Health care knowledge is rapidly evolving with inexorable volumes of research based information geing published every day. Systematic reviews provide comprehensive and unbiased summaries of a research on a single topic. Systematic reviews are considered as the gold standard for summarizing evidence found in research literature. The objective of this article is to sensitize nurses regarding systematic reviews by summarizing major steps and process involved in doing a systematic review. Doing a systematic review requires significant planning and execution. This article is an introductory description on how to undertake a systematic review. A thorough understanding of systematic review is necessary to make a quality review. Following the systematic rigorous methodology helps to reduce bias and improve the reliability and accuracy of conclusions.

Type: Article
Title: Undertaking Systematic Reviews in Nursing
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5958/0974-9357.2015.00202.0
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.5958/0974-9357.2015.00202.0
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Evidence based nursing, Nursing, Systematic review, Meta-analysis.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10022780
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