An AMSTAR assessment of the methodological quality of systematic reviews of oral healthcare interventions published in the Journal of Applied Oral Science (JAOS)

Sequeira-Byron, Patrick; Fedorowicz, Zbys; Jagannath, Vanitha A; Sharif, Mohammad Owaise (2011). An AMSTAR assessment of the methodological quality of systematic reviews of oral healthcare interventions published in the Journal of Applied Oral Science (JAOS). Journal of applied oral science, 19(5), pp. 440-7. Bauru (Brazil): University of São Paulo, Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru 10.1590/S1678-77572011000500002

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Systematic reviews are not an assembly of anecdotes but a distillation of current best available evidence on a particular topic and as such have an important role to play in evidence-based healthcare. A substantial proportion of these systematic reviews focus on interventions, and are able to provide clinicians with the opportunity to understand and translate the best available evidence on the effects of these healthcare interventions into clinical practice. The importance of systematic reviews in summarising and identifying the gaps in evidence which might inform new research initiatives is also widely acknowledged. Their potential impact on practice and research makes their methodological quality especially important as it may directly influence their utility for clinicians, patients and policy makers. The objectives of this study were to identify systematic reviews of oral healthcare interventions published in the Journal of Applied Oral Science (JAOS) and to evaluate their methodological quality using the evaluation tool, AMSTAR.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Sequeira, Patrick

ISSN:

1678-7757

Publisher:

University of São Paulo, Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:16

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1590/S1678-77572011000500002

PubMed ID:

21986647

Web of Science ID:

000299004400002

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/4401 (FactScience: 208599)

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