|A. S. Truswell
|EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
|Year Of Publishing
Low reporting quality
Perpetuates citation of poor quality primary study data
Weaknesses identified in some Cochrane reviews
Failure to define clinically meaningful outcomes
Errors in study inclusion or omission of relevant studies
Intervention not described / defined
Spin or subjective interpretation of findings
|Number of systematic reviews included
|Summary of Findings
|The flaws with two Cochrane systematic reviews of dietary interventions published in 2001 and 2002 highlighted were: inclusion of unsuitable trials due to study design; omission of relevant trials; inappropriate research outcomes; lack of definition of intervention outcomes; and unsubstantiated conclusions.
|Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results?
|Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study?