Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Use of checklists in critical appraisal of health literature

Understanding the basics of checklists and critical appraisal tools.

  • Login to see the comments

Use of checklists in critical appraisal of health literature

  1. 1. Critical appraisal: Checklists Dr. S. A. Rizwan, M.D. Public Health Specialist SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2. Learning objectives Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh • Describe the role of checklists in critically appraise of a research article • Describe the difference between checklists and critical appraisal • Describe advantages and limitations of checklist 2
  3. 3. Introduction Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh • Reporting guidelines checklist • An instrument which ensures that all studies of a particular design report all the essential items • Enables the reader to make complete sense of the study • Standardises the reporting of findings • Enables a valid critical appraisal to be done 3
  4. 4. Introduction Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh • Critical appraisal • It is a process which enables the reader to determine whether what has been reported is right or wrong, truthful or not. 4
  5. 5. Section 1: RCTs Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh
  6. 6. Reporting guidelines Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh • Whether details are mentioned or not? (intentional or unintentional?) 6
  7. 7. Critical appraisal: Cochrane tool Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 7
  8. 8. Example of Cochrane ROB tool Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 8
  9. 9. Critical appraisal: Non-Cochrane tool Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 9
  10. 10. Section 2: Case control, cohort, cross- sectional studies Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh
  11. 11. Reporting guidelines Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh • Whether details are mentioned or not? (intentional or unintentional?) 11
  12. 12. Critical appraisal tools Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 12 A Cochrane Risk Of Bias Assessment Tool: for Non- Randomized Studies of Interventions (ACROBAT-NRSI)
  13. 13. ACROBAT-NRSI (7 domains) Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 13
  14. 14. Example of ACROBAT NRSI tool Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 14
  15. 15. Example of ACROBAT NRSI tool Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 15
  16. 16. Section 3: Case series, case reports Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh
  17. 17. Reporting guidelines Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 17
  18. 18. Critical appraisal tools Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 18 For case reports For case series
  19. 19. CEBM tool for case report Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 19
  20. 20. Carey et al tool for case series Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 20
  21. 21. Section 4: Animal studies Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh
  22. 22. Reporting guidelines Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 22
  23. 23. Critical appraisal tools Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 23 SYRCLE tool
  24. 24. SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation tool Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh 24
  25. 25. Take home messages Critical appraisal of health literature SBCM, Joint Program – Riyadh • Reporting guidelines compel the authors to stick to a standard format • However, they do not ensure validity and reliability of the study findings • For this critical appraisal tools are required 25
  26. 26. Thank you! Email your queries to sarizwan1986@outlook.com

×