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SHTAC systematic reviews rated 'strong' for methodological quality

Published: 1 July 2011
Systematic reviews rated 'strong'

Three of SHTAC's systematic reviews have received a 10/10 quality rating from Health Evidence Canada.

Health Evidence Canada has assessed three of SHTAC's systematic reviews and given them a 10/10 methodological quality rating.  The reviews were: interventions to promote sexual lifestyles to prevent cervical cancer; behavioural interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections in young people; and non-occupational postexposure prophylaxis for HIV.

Health Evidence Canada was set up in 2005 and aims to support evidence-informed decision making in public health organisations across Canada, through identifying, appraising, and making available methodologically-sound reviews of health promotion and public health interventions. Their website features a searchable registry of published systematic reviews of public health interventions. Reviews included in the registry are assessed in terms of factors such as the comprehensiveness of the search strategy, the approach to assessing methodological quality, and the methods for synthesising and reporting results.

For details of SHTAC's publications in public health and other areas visit our Research page.

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