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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000445689.67800.86
Systematic Reviews, Step by Step

Developing the Review Question and Inclusion Criteria

Stern, Cindy PhD; Jordan, Zoe PhD; McArthur, Alexa MPHC, MClinSc

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Abstract

Overview: This article is the second in a new series on the systematic review from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine, and allied health fields. The purpose of the series is to show nurses how to conduct a systematic review—one step at a time. This article details the process of articulating a review question to guide the search for relevant studies and discusses how to define inclusion criteria for the study-selection phase of the review.

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