Revisões da literatura científica: tipos, métodos e aplicações em enfermagem

Translated title of the contribution: Reviews of the scientific literature: types, methods and applications in nursing

Luís Manuel Mota de Sousa, Cristiana Furtado Firmino, Cristina Maria Alves Marques-Vieira, Sandy Silva Pedro Severino, Helena Castelão Figueira Carlos Pestana

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Abstract

Introduction: The interest of nursing in the methodology of systematic review of the literature has been increasing, since it constitutes a method that allows a practice based on scientific evidence with scientific rigor. Objective: To characterize the different types of literature review and to describe the main steps of a systematic review of the literature Material and methods: Narrative review of the literature. Database search on the following platforms: Google Academic, Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), EBSCO Host, and Virtual Health Library (VHL). Keywords: meta-analysis; evidence-based medicine; review literature as topic; methodology, in the English and Portuguese languages. Results: fourteen types of reviews were described and analyzed according to the type of research, evaluation of the methodological quality of the articles included, synthesis of the information collected and global analysis of the data. The advantages and disadvantages of each type and the main steps of a systematic review of the literature were presented. Conclusions: A systematic review of the literature is the foundation for evidence-based practice, since it aggregates a large amount of information in a single study. Keywords: metaanalysis; evidence-based medicine; review literature as subject; methodology; rehabilitation nursing
Translated title of the contributionReviews of the scientific literature: types, methods and applications in nursing
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Reabilitação
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusSubmitted - 23 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Metaanalysis
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Review literature as subject
  • Methodology
  • Rehabilitation nursing

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