A guide for systematic reviews of observational studies

Eneida Patrícia Teixeira, Fiona Ann Lynn, Maria de Lourdes de Souza

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Abstract

Objective: to describe a guide for the development of systematic reviews of observational studies and systematization of international guidelines and tools, focusing on diverse evidence for innovation and clinical practice.
Method: this theoretical-conceptual study was initiated during the development of a systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies, using international guidelines and tools.
Results: a guide was constructed to develop systematic reviews of observational studies. Diverse information about several stages and requirements for conducting a systematic review based on international guidelines and tools was systematized, aiming to ensure scientific rigor in manuscripts written by professionals from the health area.
Conclusion: this study contributes to research in the health area by innovatively synthesizing guidance on the systematic review method and approaches. The references herein used serve as a starting point for understanding the procedures and international tools necessary for a systematic review of observational studies.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20230221
Number of pages14
JournalTexto e Contexto Enfermagem
Volume33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2024

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