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Table 4 Subject of the methods issued to conduct and/or report a systematic review by each study

From: Recommendations to conduct and report systematic reviews in medical literature: a scoping review

Subject of methodsN (%)
Any33 (39.8%)
Any, Adverse effects, Economic evidence, Qualitative research, Public health, and health promotion¥1 (1.2%)
Any, Diagnostic tests, Prognostic tests, Public health interventions, Adverse Effects, Economic evaluations, Qualitative evidence¥1 (1.2%)
Any, Qualitative evidence, Quantitative evidence, Economic evidence, Textual and non-research evidence, Text and opinion data¥1 (1.2%)
Clinical Subject20 (24.0%)
Cardiology4 (4.8%)
Pain2 (2.4%)
Nephrology2 (2.4%)
Sports medicine and orthopedic surgery2 (2.4%)
Geriatric1 (1.2%)
Neck and back pain, and related spinal disorders1 (1.2%)
Nutrition1 (1.2%)
Ophthalmology1 (1.2%)
Pathology1 (1.2%)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery1 (1.2%)
Pregnancy and childcare1 (1.2%)
Radiology1 (1.2%)
Tuberculosis1 (1.2%)
Urology1 (1.2%)
Investigation procedures subject11 (13.2%)
Diagnostic test5 (6.0%)
Diagnostic test and prognostic test2 (2.4%)
Medical tests, genetic tests, and prognostic tests1 (1.2%)
Radiography1 (1.2%)
Surgical procedures1 (1.2%)
Toxicology1 (1.2%)
Other healthcare interventions8 (9.6%)
Rehabilitation3 (3.6%)
Nursing practice2 (2.4%)
Pediatric practice nursing1 (1.2%)
Physiotherapy1 (1.2%)
Occupational therapy1 (1.2%)
Others8 (9.6%)
Economic2 (2.4%)
Harms2 (2.4%)
Anatomy1 (1.2%)
Complex multi-component health care interventions1 (1.2%)
Patient-reported outcome measures1 (1.2%)
Prediction model performance1 (1.2%)
Total83 (100%)
  1. ¥Each recommendation develop methods for several types of systematic reviews