Interpreting systematic reviews: Looking beyond the all too familiar conclusion

Peters, Susan E., Johnston, Venerina and Coppieters, Michel W. (2013) Interpreting systematic reviews: Looking beyond the all too familiar conclusion. Journal of Hand Therapy, In Press, Accepted Manuscript 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.jht.2013.10.005

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Author Peters, Susan E.
Johnston, Venerina
Coppieters, Michel W.
Title Interpreting systematic reviews: Looking beyond the all too familiar conclusion
Journal name Journal of Hand Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-1130
1545-004X
Publication date 2013-10-31
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.jht.2013.10.005
Volume In Press, Accepted Manuscript
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Hanley & Belfus
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Due to the large volume of research, therapists often turn to systematic reviews for treatment directions. We expect that these comprehensive syntheses of the literature will provide unambiguous recommendations for the implementation of a particular intervention. However, the conclusions of systematic reviews often leave us feeling unsatisfied because of the absence of clear recommendations due to the paucity of high quality evidence. The aim of this editorial is to provide some guidance for therapists and researchers when faced with a systematic review with inconclusive recommendations. We will use our recent Cochrane systematic review as an example.
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Additional Notes Available online 31 October 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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