Assessing and presenting the quality of evidence in ‘Summary of findings’ table

The following video clips are part of the Cochrane Learning Live webinar delivered by Dr Nancy Santesso from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She is also a member of the GRADE Working Group.

In the clips below, Dr Santesso shows how to use the GRADE approach for assessing the quality of evidence and how to present the assessment in a ‘Summary of finding’ table.

More about Optimal information size is available here: ‘Other factors – upgrading the quality of evidence’ and here: GRADE guidelines 6. Rating the quality of evidence - imprecision.

Risk of bias, Inconsistency

Indirectness, Imprecision, Publication bias

Author information: 
Santesso, Nancy; Sambunjak, Dario; Watts, Chris