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Identifying approaches for assessing methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews: a descriptive study

  • Kusala Pussegoda1,
  • Lucy Turner1,
  • Chantelle Garritty1, 2,
  • Alain Mayhew1,
  • Becky Skidmore1,
  • Adrienne Stevens1, 2,
  • Isabelle Boutron3,
  • Rafael Sarkis-Onofre4,
  • Lise M. Bjerre5, 6, 7,
  • Asbjørn Hróbjartsson8,
  • Douglas G. Altman9 and
  • David Moher10Email authorView ORCID ID profile
Systematic Reviews20176:117

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0507-6

Received: 20 September 2016

Accepted: 31 May 2017

Published: 19 June 2017

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20 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - M. Constantine Samaan
9 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kusala Pussegoda
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Xiaoqin Wang
12 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kusala Pussegoda
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12 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
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31 May 2017 Editorially accepted
19 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0507-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
(2)
Translational Research in Biomedicine (TRIBE) Program, University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
(3)
INSERM, UMR 1153, Centre of Research in Epidemiology and Statistics Sorbonne Paris Cité, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France
(4)
Graduate Program in Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
(5)
Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
(6)
Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
(7)
School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
(8)
Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Southern Denmark & Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
(9)
Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
(10)
Centre for Journalology, Canadian EQUATOR Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada

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