Quality of Systematic Reviews of Treatment Studies in Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Raymer, Anastasi and McKean, Sarah and Hill, Erin (2010) Quality of Systematic Reviews of Treatment Studies in Neurogenic Communication Disorders. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

To support evidence based clinical practice, efforts have been initiated to complete systematic reviews of the treatment literature. We searched the literature for systematic reviews of treatment research in neurogenic communication disorders and evaluated the quality of those reviews for 27 criteria (Auperin et al., 1997). Two examiners coded 15 studies identified (6 aphasia, 6 dysarthria, 3 apraxia of speech). Reviews tended to provide good information pertaining to study identification and description. Weaknesses across reviews involved lack of statistical analyses and methods to avoid selection bias. Results of our study suggest ways to improve the quality of future systematic reviews.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2102

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