Appraisals For Articles

Grove: Understanding Nursing Research, 7th Edition

Critical Appraisal for Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis

Directions: refer to page 395-406 for guidelines to critically appraise your systematic review or meta-analysis. Address each question in your appraisal found on the guideline in box 13.2, page 395-396. Review each step on page 394-406 to guide the appraisal of your article.

Group #/Names:

Intervention PIO/PICO Question:

Article citation:

Article design:

Step 1: Did the title indicate if a systematic review or meta-analysis was conducted?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

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Step 2: Did the abstract include a structured summary of the research synthesis?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 3: Was a significant, clear clinical question developed to direct the research synthesis?

Comments: Quality and rationale

Step 4: Were the purpose and/or the objectives or aims of the review expressed?

Comments: Quality and rationale

Step 5: Was the literature search criteria clearly identified?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 6: Was a comprehensive, systematic search of the research literature conducted?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 7: Was the process for selecting the studies for review detailed?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 8: Were publication biases addressed?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 9: Were key elements of the studies presented?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 10: Were the studies critically appraised and the risks for biases described?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 11: Was a meta-analysis conducted as a part of the systematic review?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 12: Were the results of the review clearly presented?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 13: Did the report conclude with a clear discussion section?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Step 14: Was a clear and concise report developed for publication?

Comments: Quality and rationale

 

Modified from Grove: Understanding Nursing Research, 7th Edition for educational purposes only.

 
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