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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

MORAGA, J  and  GRUPO MINCIR et al. Instructions for the Use of MINCIR Scale to Assess Methodological Quality in Therapy Studies. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.294-298. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022014000100047.

Methodological quality (MQ) is a complex multidimensional construct that tests different types of variables. An approach to this issue was the potential to generate a group of valid scales to assess MQ in therapy, diagnosis and prognosis studies. The aim of this article is to provide a guideline to standardize the implementation of a MinCir scale to assess MQ in therapy studies. A detailed description of each item and discipline of the therapy MinCir scale is provided, along with guidelines on how to respond each query. A user guide for applying the therapy MinCir scale was generated.

Keywords : Investigative techniques; Methods/epidemiology; Methodological studies; Intervention studies; Evaluation studies as topic; Epidemiologic studies; Evidence-based medicine.

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