Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature

For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 20901
  Title Resource document. When diamonds are a clinician’s best friend
Journal Clin Chiropr. 2009 Sep;12(3):117-121
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes Summary: In this final article in the series of resource documents aimed at helping clinicians understand the ways in which findings from research studies are reported in the literature, secondary sources of evidence are explained. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are designed to bring together all of the relevant primary sources of research evidence in a particular topic area, and disseminate this in a format that informs clinicians, patients, healthcare purchasers and guideline developers. This attempt to facilitate evidence-based practice however, is thwarted in part by clinicians’ and other end-users’ understandable difficulty in interpreting these types of evidence. Meta-analysis is positioned at the pinnacle of the evidence hierarchy, at least in terms of informing decisions regarding the efficacy of a treatment intervention. It is imperative that clinicians understand systematic reviews and meta-analyses if evidence-based practice is to be implemented in the clinical setting.

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher; full text is available by subscription.

   Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
Email To
HTML Text     Excel

To use this feature you must register a personal account in My ICL. Registration is free! In My ICL you can save your ICL searches in My Searches, and you can save search results in My Collections. Be sure to use the Held Citations feature to collect citations from an entire search session. Read more search tips.

Sign Into Existing My ICL Account    |    Register A New My ICL Account
Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips