3-4

 

Grey-Literature Databases,

 

99

3-5

 

Study Selection Criteria for a Systematic Review of Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD),

 

111

3-6

 

Types of Data Extracted from Individual Studies,

 

118

3-7

 

Cochrane Back Pain Group Criteria for Internal Validity of Randomized Trials of Back Pain,

 

134

3-8

 

Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool Domains,

 

135

3-9

 

USPSTF Criteria for Grading the Internal Validity of Individual Studies (RCTs and Cohort Studies),

 

137

Figure

3-1

 

Example of a flow chart,

 

115

Tables

3-1

 

Types of Reporting Biases,

 

88

3-2

 

Expert Suggestions for Conducting the Search Process and Addressing Reporting Bias,

 

95

3-3

 

Expert Suggestions for Screening Publications and Extracting Data from Eligible Studies,

 

109

3-4

 

Types of Bias in Individual Studies,

 

124

3-5

 

Characteristics of Individual Studies That May Affect Applicability,

 

127

Chapter 4

Boxes

4-1

 

Recommended Standards for Synthesizing the Body of Evidence,

 

158

4-2

 

Key Concepts Used in the GRADE Approach to Assessing the Quality of a Body of Evidence,

 

165

4-3

 

Key Concepts Used in the AHRQ Approach to Assessing the Quality of a Body of Evidence,

 

166

4-4

 

Research Trends in Meta-Analysis,

 

186

Figure

4-1

 

Forest plot,

 

183

Tables

4-1

 

Examples of Approaches to Assessing the Body of Evidence for Therapeutic Interventions,

 

161

4-2

 

Key Purposes of the Qualitative Synthesis,

 

174



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