EBP Education Center of Excellence: Critical Appraisal

Resources for faculty, librarians, students and health care professionals interested in learning about evidence-based practice.

Critical Appraisal

Alavi-Moghaddam M, Yazdani S, Mortazavi F, Chichi S, Hosseini-Zijoud SM.
Evidence-based Medicine versus the Conventional Approach to Journal Club Sessions: Which One Is More Successful in Teaching Critical Appraisal Skills?
Chonnam Med J. 2016 May;52(2):107-11. doi: 10.4068/cmj.2016.52.2.107. Epub 2016 May 20. 
PubMed PMID: 27231674; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4880574.

Neumann I, Santesso N, Akl EA, Rind DM, Vandvik PO, Alonso-Coello P, AgoritsasT,
Mustafa RA, Alexander PE, Schünemann H, Guyatt GH. 
A guide for health professionals to interpret and use recommendations in guidelines developed with the GRADE approach. 
J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Apr;72:45-55. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.11.017. Epub 2016 Jan 6. Review. 
PubMed PMID: 26772609.

Judd S, Antaki F.
Approach to presenting a clinical journal club.
Gastroenterology. 2014 Jun;146(7):1591-3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.04.024. Epub2014 Apr 23.
PubMed PMID: 24768675.
No abstract available

West CP, Dupras DM.
5 ways statistics can fool you--tips for practicing clinicians.
Vaccine. 2013 Mar 15;31(12):1550-2. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.11.086. Epub 2012 Dec 11.
PubMed PMID: 23246309.

Carvour M.
Teaching critical appraisal of medical evidence.
Virtual Mentor.2013 Jan 1;15(1):23-7. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2013.15.1.medu1-1301.
PubMedPMID: 23356802.

Kelly AM, Cronin P.
How to perform a critically appraised topic: part 1, ask, search, and apply.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Nov;197(5):1039-47.
PubMed PMID:22021494.

Kelly AM, Cronin P.
How to perform a critically appraised topic: part 2, appraise, evaluate, generate, and recommend.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Nov;197(5):1048-55.
PubMed PMID: 22021495.

Baker A, Potter J, Young K, Madan I.
The applicability of grading systems for guidelines.
J Eval Clin Pract. 2011 May 25.doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01693.x. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed PMID: 21615629.

Budovec JJ, Kahn CE Jr.
Evidence-based radiology: a primer in reading scientific articles.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jul;195(1):W1-4.
PubMed PMID:20566774.

Andreatta PB, Gruppen LD.
Conceptualising and classifying validity evidence for simulation.
Med Educ. 2009 Nov;43(11):1028-35.
PubMed PMID: 19874494.

Khazaal Y, Chatton A, Cochand S, Coquard O, Fernandez S, Khan R, Billieux J, Zullino D.
Brief DISCERN, six questions for the evaluation of evidence-based content of health-related websites.
Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Oct;77(1):33-7. Epub 2009 Apr 15.
PubMed PMID: 19372023.  

Coleman CI, Talati R, White CM.
A clinician's perspective on rating the strength of evidence in a systematic review. Pharmacotherapy. 2009 Sep;29(9):1017-29.
PubMed PMID: 19698007.

Liberati A, Altman DG, Tetzlaff J, Mulrow C, Gøtzsche PC, Ioannidis JP, Clarke M,
Devereaux PJ, Kleijnen J, Moher D.
The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies that evaluate health care interventions: explanation and elaboration.
Ann Intern Med. 2009 Aug 18;151(4):W65-94. Epub 2009 Jul 20.
PubMed PMID: 19622512.

Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG; PRISMA Group.
Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Aug 18;151(4):264-9, W64. Epub 2009 Jul 20.
PubMed PMID: 19622511.
No abstract available.

Hansebout RR, Cornacchi SD, Haines T, Goldsmith CH.
How to use an article about prognosis.
Can J Surg. 2009 Aug;52(4):328-336.
PubMed PMID: 19680521; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2724829.  
No abstract available.

Singh JC, Dahm P.
Evidence-based urology in practice: what are levels of evidence?
BJU Int. 2009 Apr;103(7):860-1. Epub 2009 Feb 23.
PMID: 19245440
No abstract available.

Shaughnessy AF.
Evaluating and understanding articles about treatment.
Am Fam Physician. 2009 Apr 15;79(8):668-70. Review.
PMID: 19405410.

Leucht S, Kissling W, Davis JM.
How to read and understand and use systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2009 Jun;119(6):443-50.
PMID: 19469725.

Ho PM, Peterson PN, Masoudi FA.
Evaluating the evidence: is there a rigid hierarchy?
Circulation. 2008 Oct 14;118(16):1675-84. Review.
PMID: 18852378
No abstract available.

Singleton J, Levin R.
Strategies for learning evidence-based practice: critically appraising clinical practice guidelines.
J Nurs Educ. 2008 Aug;47(8):380-3. Review.
PMID: 18751653

Smith-Strøm H, Nortvedt MW.
Evaluation of evidence-based methods used to teach nursing students to critically appraise evidence.
J Nurs Educ. 2008 Aug;47(8):372-5.
PMID: 18751651

Gibson CJ.
Critical appraisal: a template to evaluate scientific literature.
Dent Update. 2008 Jul-Aug;35(6):414-7.
PMID: 18717105

Booth A.
Who will appraise the appraisers?--The paper, the instrument and the user.
Health Info Libr J. 2007 Mar;24(1):72-6. Review.
PMID: 17331148
No abstract available.

Welk DS.
How to read, interpret, and understand evidence-based literature statistics.
Nurse Educ. 2007 Jan-Feb;32(1):16-20.
PMID: 17220762   

Hardin LE, Robertson S.
Learning evidence-based veterinary medicine through development of a critically appraised topic.
J Vet Med Educ. 2006 Fall;33(3):474-8.
PMID: 17035226

Jackson R, Ameratunga S, Broad J, Connor J, Lethaby A, Robb G, Wells S,
Glasziou P, Heneghan C.
The GATE frame: critical appraisal with pictures.
ACP J Club. 2006 Mar-Apr;144(2):A8-11
PMID: 16539343
No abstract available.

Mansfield L.
The reading, writing, and arithmetic of the medical literature, part 3: critical appraisal of primary research.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Jan;96(1):7-15; quiz 15-6, 44. Review.
PMID: 16440526