Volume 15, Issue 1 (4-2016)                   JRUMS 2016, 15(1): 68-80 | Back to browse issues page

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Today, understanding of systematic reviews and meta-analyses and their practical use is essential for who concerned with society's health. Most of the medical reports invoked to these reviews and statements and it is necessary for scientific experts to be familiar with their performing rules and the way of their writing. The basic sciences specialists and clinical professionals study them to keep up the level of their knowledge on the fields of interest.These articles are often seen as the beginning of the developing clinical guidelines for organizations that provide facilities to carry out a research and it is used to verify and justify further investigation. Some of the journals in the field of health adjust their publishing to this direction. Like other researches, Value of the systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the literature is to answer three questions: 1- what has been done? 2- what has been proven? and, 3- how has been it arranged? Systematic review and meta-analysis of basic sciences and clinical medicine could manage the problems of health system and formulate the guidelines for the collection and conclusions of the completed research, which is contributed to a specific subject or question. Guidelines developed at the PRISMA; Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, included a checklist and a flow chart. Therefore, the present study aimed to inform the Persian language researchers to publish their writing according to PRISMA statement.

Key words: Systematic review, Meta-analysis, PRISMA statement, Reporting

Funding: This research was funded by Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences approved the study.

How to cite this article: Asar Sh, Jalalpour Sh, Ayoubi F, Rahmani MR, Rezaeian M. PRISMA; Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2016; 15(1): 63-80. [Farsi]


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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: مديريت و اطلاع رساني پزشكي
Received: 2015/11/24 | Accepted: 2016/04/27 | Published: 2016/04/27