Worksheet
 
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1. Would implementing the studied intervention or procedure (if found successful) result in improved outcomes for the patients/clients/population group? (Not Applicable for some epidemiological studies)
   
2. Did the authors study an outcome (dependent variable) or topic that the patients/clients/population group would care about?
 
3. Is the focus of the intervention or procedure (independent variable) or topic of study a common issue of concern to nutrition or dietetics practice?
 
4. Is the intervention or procedure feasible? (NA for some epidemiological studies)
 
1. Was the research question clearly stated?
 
2. Was the selection of study subjects/patients free from bias?
     
3. Were study groups comparable?
     
4. Was method of handling withdrawals described?
       
5. Was blinding used to prevent introduction of bias?
       
6. Were intervention/therapeutic regimens/exposure factor or procedure and any comparison(s) described in detail? Were interveningfactors described?
   
7. Were outcomes clearly defined and the measurements valid and reliable?
     
8. Was the statistical analysis appropriate for the study design and type of outcome indicators?
   
9. Are conclusions supported by results with biases and limitations taken into consideration?
 
10. Is bias due to study’s funding or sponsorship unlikely?
 
 
Research Design and Implementation: Primary Research
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Relevance Questions
1. Would implementing the studied intervention or procedure (if found successful) result in improved outcomes for the patients/clients/population group? (Not Applicable for some epidemiological studies)
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2. Did the authors study an outcome (dependent variable) or topic that the patients/clients/population group would care about?
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3. Is the focus of the intervention or procedure (independent variable) or topic of study a common issue of concern to nutrition or dietetics practice?
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4. Is the intervention or procedure feasible? (NA for some epidemiological studies)
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Validity Questions
1. Was the research question clearly stated?
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2. Was the selection of study subjects/patients free from bias?
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3. Were study groups comparable?
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4. Was method of handling withdrawals described?
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5. Was blinding used to prevent introduction of bias?
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6. Were intervention/therapeutic regimens/exposure factor or procedure and any comparison(s) described in detail? Were interveningfactors described?
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7. Were outcomes clearly defined and the measurements valid and reliable?
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8. Was the statistical analysis appropriate for the study design and type of outcome indicators?
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9. Are conclusions supported by results with biases and limitations taken into consideration?
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10. Is bias due to study’s funding or sponsorship unlikely?
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