The CONSORT Statement is intended to improve the reporting of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), enabling readers to understand a trial's design, conduct, analysis and interpretation, and to assess the validity of its results.
This tool is designed to critically appraise quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods studies included in systematic mixed-studies reviews. With a specific focus on mixed-methods studies, the tool outlines a set of criteria and screening questions to provide an overall quality score.
The most important research, medical news, drug information, public health alerts, and guidelines across 12 specialties are summarized and put into perspective through succinct and easy-to-read summaries and expert comments.
JBI’s critical appraisal tools assist in assessing the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers.
The MUSC Center for Evidence-Based Practice uses the GRADE criteria to appraise research articles for inclusion in hospital order sets and guidelines. The GRADE criteria are utilized to evaluate the body of evidence used to make clinical recommendations. The "cheat sheet" below defines how the quality of the evidence is rated and how a strong versus weak recommendation is established. (See Grade box below).