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clinical question, inclusion criteria, qualitative review, quantitative review, review question, systematic review



  1. Stern, Cindy PhD
  2. Jordan, Zoe PhD
  3. McArthur, Alexa MPHC, MClinSc


Overview: This article is the second in a new series on the systematic review from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine, and allied health fields. The purpose of the series is to show nurses how to conduct a systematic review-one step at a time. This article details the process of articulating a review question to guide the search for relevant studies and discusses how to define inclusion criteria for the study-selection phase of the review.