Systematic mixed-methods reviews are not ready to be assessed with the available tools

Ref ID 581
First Author K. Bouchard
Year Of Publishing 2011
Keywords General medical
Problem(s) Inflexible methods to complex questions
Following guidelines is no guarantee of a rigorous systematic review
Number of systematic reviews included 22
Summary of Findings The average AMSTAR score of the 22 included systematic quantitative reviews was significantly higher than that of mixed-methods reviews. As such tools are designed for typical intervention reviews, they may not be valid and appropriate for mixed methods systematic reviews.
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