Evaluation of the methodological quality of systematic reviews of health status measurement instruments

Ref ID 152
First Author L. B. Mokkink
Year Of Publishing 2009
URL https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/81725832.pdf
Keywords Risk of bias
General medical
Low reporting quality
Single reviewer
Problem(s) Low reporting or methodological quality (OTHER GUIDANCE)
Single reviewer / lack of double checking
Insufficient literature searches
No quality assessment undertaken or reported
Number of systematic reviews included 148
Summary of Findings 22% of the 148 included systematic reviews searched only one database. In many cases it was not reported whether article selection (75%) and data extraction (71%) was done by two independent reviewers. In 44% (n = 65/148) of the reviews the methodological quality of the included studies was not assessed.
Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results? Not Applicable
Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study? Yes