Tag: systematic_reviews

Spring 2019: evidence synthesis projects

Both students and faculty in the health sciences are increasingly conducting some type of evidence synthesis project

  • Undergraduate through doctoral nursing students have “PICO” projects,
  • PhD candidates are writing “integrative reviews,”
  • DPT student teams are conducting “systematic reviews,”
  • OTD students are conducting evidence synthesis literature reviews for their portfolios. 
  • Faculty are embarking on scoping reviews, integrative reviews, and systematic reviews 

Has your professor has assigned one of the following?
-integrative review
-a PICO project (or PICOT, PICOC, etc?)
-Scoping review
-Systematic literature review
-Systematic Review of randomized controlled trials?

There are more review types apropos of research questions. The review methodology selected usually depends upon the results of an initial “scoping search” of the literature, to determine the state of the science, the breadth and depth of a topic area, or perhaps a gap in the literature.

To get started with a review, begin with a birds’-eye view of the Steps, Tools, and Examples listed in this library Research Guide. 

Recommended reading from Evidence Based Nursing, 1-page “What is a Systematic Review”

Where is the Joanna Briggs EBP Database indexed?

As of 2015, The “JBI DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND IMPLEMENTATION REPORTS” is now being indexed in PubMed as a “journal title.”  Sort of…  It is not really a “journal.” It’s a collection of reviews and reports.

But what this means for searchers of the literature is good!  Discovery of Joanna Briggs evidence summaries in a database!  Here is an example of an article:

Kornhaber, Rachel. Wiechula, Rick. McLean, Loyola.
The effectiveness of collaborative models of care that facilitate rehabilitation from a traumatic injury: a systematic review.
The JBI Library of Systematic Reviews. 13(8):190-210, 2015.

From PubMed, linking to the full text of the reviews is idiosyncratic. (Normally you click from a journal on the red and gray NYU icon. Not so with JBI.   Instead, leave PubMed and go directly to the JBI EBP Database via NYU:  https://arch.library.nyu.edu/databases/proxy/NYU04719

And once there, re-do a search on the review title, next click the link on the right to JBI Database PDF to open the article.