The benefits and challenges of conducting an overview of systematic reviews in public health: a focus on physical activity

Baker, Philip R.A., Costello, Joseph T., Dobbins, Maureen, & Waters, Elizabeth B. (2014) The benefits and challenges of conducting an overview of systematic reviews in public health: a focus on physical activity. Journal of Public Health, 36(3), pp. 517-521.

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Abstract

Introduction

The ultimate aim of Cochrane systematic reviews is to inform policy and practice decisions for better health outcomes. However, due to the increasing numbers of scientific publications, wading through the available evidence of both individual studies and systematic reviews can be challenging and overwhelming even for avid authors and readers. This paper briefly describes the first overview (a systematic review of reviews) of the Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG) in development and proposes a way forward for the methodologies under consideration.

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ID Code: 74756
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu050
ISSN: 1741-3850
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Authors
Copyright Statement: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Public Health following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version (Journal of Public Health, Volume 36, Issue 3, September 2014, pp. 517-521) is available online at: http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/36/3/517
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2014 23:56
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 23:54

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