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Systematic Review Toolbox

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Welcome to the Systematic Review Toolbox! This private guide is a provides online resources for the development of a systematic review for UCF Librarians.

Checklists, Guides, Flowcharts, and Manuals

AMSTAR 2 - Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews Checklist:

JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis:  

JBI Sumari Resources [Research Guide]: 

Cochrane Collaboration, Higgins J. (Ed.), Thomas, J. (Ed.). (2019). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Version 6).

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)

PRISMA Statement checklist:  


Example Systematic Review Protocols

Bagnasco, A., Di Giacomo, P., Da Rin Della Mora, R., Catania, G., Turci, C., Rocco, G., & Sasso, L. (2014). Factors influencing self-management in patients with type 2 diabetes: A quantitative systematic review protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(1), 187–200. 

Miller, A. N., Todd, A., Toledo, R., & Duvuuri, V. N. S. (2022). The relationship of ethnic, racial, and cultural concordance to physician–patient communication: A mixed-methods systematic review protocol. Health Communication. Advance online publication. 

Strobehn, P. K., Zabriskie, D., Chung, C. E., Mazzia, F., & Mecham, K. (2022). Reported outcomes and characteristics of objective structured clinical examinations in advanced practice nursing education: a scoping review protocolJBI Evidence Synthesis20(5), 1324–1329. 

Thi Thuy Ha Dinh, Clark, R., Bonner, A., & Hines, S. (2013). The effectiveness of health education using the teach-back method on adherence and self-management in chronic disease: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 11(10), 30–41.

Articles Related to Review Methodology

Gough, D., Thomas, J., & Oliver, S. (2012). Clarifying differences between review designs and methods. Systematic Reviews, 1, 28. 

Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91–108.  

Foster, M. J. (2018). From the office of a systematic review consultant. HERD, 11(1), 11–14. 

Page, M. J., McKenzie, J. E., & Higgins, J. P. T. (2018). Tools for assessing risk of reporting biases in studies and syntheses of studies: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 8(3), e019703. 

Bramer, W. M., de Jonge, G. B., Rethlefsen, M. L., Mast, F., & Kleijnen, J. (2018). A systematic approach to searching: an efficient and complete method to develop literature searches. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, 106(4), 531–541.


Other Resources

Pham, M. T., Rajic, A., Greig, J. D., Sargeant, J. M., Papadopoulos, A., & McEwen, S. A. (2014). A scoping review of scoping reviews: advancing the approach and enhancing the consistency. Res Synth Methods, 5(4), 371-385.

BMJ Best Practice. What is GRADE? Grading the evidence via a transparent framework for developing and presenting summaries of evidence

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. (2008). Systematic Reviews: CRD's guidance for undertaking reviews in healthcare.