Reporting quality of search methods in systematic reviews of HIV behavioral interventions (2000–2010): are the searches clearly explained, systematic and reproducible?

Ref ID 622
First Author M. M. Mullins
Year Of Publishing 2014
Keywords Reproducibility
General medical
Problem(s) Methods not described to enable replication
Language restriction
Literature searches not validated by information specialist
Search strategy not provided
Number of systematic reviews included 102
Summary of Findings Six elements were found to be less well reported across systematic reviews: describing the interface used to search each database, the years included in the electronic search, a complete search strategy for at least one or more of the databases, the language limitations applied and consulting or including an experienced searcher
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