Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services have created a series of bite-sized videos to take you through the process of critically appraising a randomised controlled trial. You can watch part 1 below or view the full playlist below.
If you want to follow a long and make your own notes you can download the CASP randomised controlled trial checklist, as well as others, from their website. here.
Using the CASP Checklist we critically appraise the following paper: Uchio Y, Enomoto H, Alev L, Kato Y, Ishihara H, Tsuji T, Ochiai T, Konno S. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial of duloxetine in Japanese patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis. J Pain Res. 2018 Apr 18;11:809-821. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S164128. PMID: 29713194; PMCID: PMC5912377
NHS Knowledge for Healthcare Learning Academy has partnered with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)
If you want the skills to know what good evidence looks like, then you need to understand the basics of critical appraisal. It's not just essential for good evidence-based practice. It can enrich your own research and learning, and you can apply it to other areas of your life, in and out of work. There are 8 sessions in total. The first, 'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal', is now open.
Barts Health NHS Trust
Introduction to R and data in the Tidyverse
1-hour training at 12:00 every Thursday for 6 weeks from 8th December 2022
Old Baily room, 9th Floor Canary Wharf and MS Teams
The library offers Critical Appraisal training for small groups or on a 1:1 basis. These can cover either the critical appraisal of a randomised controlled trial, or a qualitative study. We can also offer guidance on the critical appraisal of other types of studies. For more information please get in touch.
Institute for Statistical and Data Science (Available for 30 days only from 12th December 2022)