Journal impact factor is associated with PRISMA endorsement, but not with the methodological quality of low back pain systematic reviews: a methodological review

ConclusionsThree out of every four published low back pain systematic reviews had critically low methodological quality. Journals with higher impact factor were associated with journals endorsing the PRISMA recommendations. Clinicians must know how to critically appraise reviews. Journals ’ editorial policies should include the assessment of study methodological quality and reporting in the review process of an article.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: Chiropractic and Osteopathy - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Low-back Pain Interventions:   Other: Pain Neuroscience Education;   Other: Conventional education Sponsors:   University Hospital, Lille;   Société Française de Physiothérapie (SFP). Not yet recruiting
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
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