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    Manual Cochrane de revisiones sistemáticas de intervenciones

    English 简体中文 Official Spanish Translation of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reveiws of Interventions. El Manual Cochrane de revisiones sistemáticas de intervenciones es la guía oficial que describe al detalle el proceso de preparación y mantenimient ...
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    4.1 Designing a scope or generic search

    Many CISs design, run, check and evaluate scope search strategies (sometimes called generic search strategies), which are very broad and are designed to capture all trial reports within the Group’s scope. If a Group's generic searches need to be desi ...
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    4.2 What databases are scope searches run in?

    The extent of scope searches depends on the sources you have access to and the topic you are searching for. Generally scope searches are run in CENTRAL and MEDLINE as a minimum. They can also be run in Embase, but read the  information on RCTs and CCTs be ...
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    4.3 How often should scope searches be run?

    This will depend on the time you have available, the way your work is organised, and the pace of research in your group’s area. It is advisable to run searches in CENTRAL every month to capture new records. For MEDLINE or other databases, automated alerts ...
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    4.4 What do I do with the results of SR searches?

    As scope searches are very broad, CISs should screen the results and exclude any records that are not within the scope of their group, or are not the correct study design. Once records have been screened, they can be added to your register. How you add th ...
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    4.5 How can I get help with a scope search strategy?

    Contact your Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team and other colleagues for assistance and advice. You could also consider joining the PRESSforum, where CISs and information specialists can have their search strategies peer reviewed. Remember it’s ...
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    4.6 More information on scope searches

    Archie provides information about your Group's topic list, and how it relates to the scope of your Group and your reviews. Use of the topic list varies between groups. Some groups populate the list with topic areas within the scope of the Group and l ...
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    5. Handsearching

    Searching for trial reports in databases may not retrieve all relevant available studies. Reports may either be missing from the database or may not have been indexed adequately due to lack of detail in titles and abstracts. Some reports are only ever pub ...
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    5.3 What to do with results of handsearching

    Handsearch results that are relevant to the scope of your Group, should be entered in your Register and added to CENTRAL if they meet the inclusion criteria.  The formatting of the fields within your register is important, and Information Specialists shou ...
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    6. Author support

    Cochrane Information Specialist's (CIS) undertake different roles according to their Cochrane Entities' structure. In some groups the CIS’s main responsibility is to support authors in identifying controlled trials for inclusion in Cochrane syst ...

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