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Keywords

evidence-based practice, meta-analysis, nursing

 

Authors

  1. FERNANDEZ, RITIN S. PhD, MN, RN
  2. TRAN, DUONG T. B.Med, MIPH

Abstract

Meta-analysis is becoming increasingly used in contemporary nursing to synthesize the evidence from the biomedical literature. However, interpreting the meta-analysis graph continues to remain a problem for many clinicians. The purpose of this article is to provide clinicians with a basic understanding of the meta-analysis graph to objectively interpret the findings and implement them when applicable in clinical practice.