Over 30% of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses Focused on Rotator Cuff Tear Treatments Contained Spin in the Abstract

Ref ID 818
First Author A.K. Reddy
Year Of Publishing 2021
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0749806321003327
Keywords Abstract / summary
Non-Cochrane reviews
Problem(s) Spin or subjective interpretation of findings
Errors in systematic review abstracts or plain language summaries
Number of systematic reviews included 121
Summary of Findings From 121 abstracts of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on treatments for rotator cuff tears published in Ovid MEDLINE and Ovid Embase, 36.4% (44/121) of systematic reviews contained spin.
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? No