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Critical Appraisal Resources

An overview of resources on the web to support critical appraisal.

Guidelines

Guidelines for Reporting Research

Guidelines exist for the transparent and accurate reporting of research. The CONSORT Statement is an evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting randomised trials. The EQUATOR database contains a comprehensive collection of reporting guidelines with links to other resources relevant to research reporting.

  • CONSORT - Transparent Reporting of Trials [ Website ]
  • EQUATOR Network [ Website ]

Guideline Evaluation

AGREE and GRADE are methodologies supported by software which seek to manage the transparent and consistent development of evidence-based practice guidelines.

  • AGREE - Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation [ Website ]
  • GRADE - Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation [ Website ]