Skip to main content

Table 3 The type and number of guidelines accompanying critical appraisal tools per study design

From: A systematic review of the content of critical appraisal tools

Type of critical appraisal tool Type of guideline Total number of critical appraisal tools
  Handbook/published paper Accompanying explanation Total  
  Number of tools References Number of tools References   
Systematic reviews 9 [2,4,15,20,25,28,29,331,36,116] 3 [16,26,27] 12 26
Experimental studies 10 [2,4,25,37,41,50,64-66,69] 6 [26,40,49,51,57,59] 16 45
Diagnostic studies 3 [74,75,76] 1 [79] 4 7
Observational studies 9 [2,25,66,80,84-87] 1 [83] 10 19
Qualitative studies 4 [9,87,89,90] 1 [26] 5 7
Experimental & Observational studies 2 [9,95] 1 [91] 3 6
All study designs 1 [100] 1 [102] 2 10
Total 38   14   52 120
\