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2020 May 22

JMIR Res Protoc



Reported Outcomes in Published Systematic Reviews of Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment: Protocol for a Systematic Overview.


Dragioti E, Dong H-J, Larsson B, Gerdle B
JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 May 22; 9(5):e17795.
PMID: 32441660.


Interdisciplinary pain treatment (IPT) is a complex intervention; its outcomes are very diverse, as are the methodologies for handling those outcomes. This diversity may hamper evidence-based decision making. Presently, there is no gold standard recommendation of how to select reported outcomes in published systematic reviews and meta-analyses to explicitly demonstrate the effectiveness of IPT.