Critical Appraisal of Dental Descriptive Epidemiological Studies in Iran Published Between 1996-2009

Pakfetrat, Atessa and Delavarian, Zahra and Shakeri, Mohammad Taghi and Sarraf Shirazi, Alireza and Movaghari Pour, Atekeh and Movaghari Pour, Fatemeh and Kaveh, Sara (2014) Critical Appraisal of Dental Descriptive Epidemiological Studies in Iran Published Between 1996-2009. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 38 (4). pp. 303-312.

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Abstract

Introduction: In recent years, importance and researchers' enthusiasm of evidence-based studies has increased; thus, a survey and verification of previous studies is needed. In spite of the importance of descriptive epidemiological studies, a few critical appraisals and verifications have been done. To address this necessity, this paper aimed to survey and critically appraises dental epidemiological studies. Materials & Methods: Dental descriptive epidemiological studies in Iran published between 1996 and 2009 were selected and scored based on standard instruction consisted of eight criteria as following: 1) Sampling method, 2) Sampling frame, 3) Sample size, 4) Appropriate Measurement, 5) Unbiased measurement, 6) Response rate, 7) Confidence intervals, 8) Study subjects description. Results: Among 91 papers, the maximum score was related to

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 12:24
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 12:24
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1959

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