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My tips for conducting a #SystematicReview - a thread.

1. Have a look whether any systematic review or #metaanalysis has been conducted on your topic before. If so, what (gaps) did they uncover? How did they structure their results? How will your review differ?

2. Have a look at the resources available at @PRISMAStatement, including the checklist and flow diagram (…), and use it to guide your processes.
3. Get in touch with the reference #librarian at your institution, or check out the resources available through any #HigherEducation #library website. They'll have valuable insight into search string development and database best practice.

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This is becoming my default review template (#SysRev or otherwise) -- lots of links because I want people to have all the resources at their fingertips. You can't say I didn't warn you. #systematicreview #knowbeforeyougo
Well howdy do, it's Friday, let me just give you those links, eh?

PRISMA Statement -- a reporting guideline and checklist for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses:

Yes I said GUIDELINE DON'T WE ALL CHANGE with knowledge
PRISMA-P Extension and Protocol Guidance:…

Checklist for Protocols, which you should probably register on...
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I will be sharing my Ph.D. research during the next 30 days #Covid19 lockdown, while I wait for my Ph.D. defence!

My Ph.D. mainly aimed to improve pain care in Nepal.

Paper 1: Nepali Numerical Rating Scale and Global Rating of Change! Image
Paper 2: Validation of the Nepali Patient-Specific Functional Scale published in our very own @JOSPT. We found that PSFS is comprehensible, reliable, valid, and responsive in people with MSK pain (who r able to comprehend numbers). Full-text:… Image
Paper 3: Clinimetric properties of the Nepali version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). We found a 2 factor structure for the Nepali PCS. The scale is reliable and valid. @DovePress… Image
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This morning we have a talk from Emma Nicklin who is undertaking a PhD project in @LeedsMedHealth looking at the supportive care needs of TYA brain tumour survivors and their care givers - the famous @Leeds_Childrens PaedOnc Breakfast Meeting
The prior work of the entire world has been summarised in a #SystematicReview…
Reduced functionality scores were reported in social, physical, spiritual, psychological (emotional/behavioural) and cognitive domains. These were frequently interrelated.
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Here's a thread on what's very wrong about using only Google Scholar for a literature view, as done by Buribalova et al. in this recent review:… #SystematicReview #EvidenceSynthesis
Problem 1: Their search string is flawed. The authors say they used a 'systematic' search for articles on Google Scholar. However, their search will not work as intended because:
a) GS doesn't support Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT); b) you cannot nest more than one substring (bracketed set of synonyms) in a search; c) they have not nested geographical synonyms within brackets...
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