ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Calorie restriction promotes longevity through effects on mitochondrial network

Discover Why Ashwagandha Can Be Used for Stress and Anxiety

How Can You Benefit From Vitamin B12?

A spoonful of oil: Fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies, study suggests

Lower magnesium levels linked with increased mortality risk during up to 40 years of follow-up

Higher resveratrol dose linked to lower glucose levels in type 2 diabetics

What Is Bitter Orange?

Drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity

New Finding: Broccoli Helps Heal Leaky Gut

Tryptophan's Possible Effects for Your Health

 
Print Page
Email Article

Reviewing the reviews: the example of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  [ 20 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Joyce J, Rabe-Hesketh S, Wessely S • www.ProHealth.com • July 15, 1998


OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the selection of
literature in review articles is unsystematic and is
influenced by the authors' discipline and country of
residence.

DATA SOURCES: Reviews in English published between
1980 and March 1996 in MEDLINE, EMBASE (BIDS), PSYCHLIT, and
Current Contents were searched.

STUDY SELECTION: Reviews of
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) were selected. Articles
explicitly concerned with a specialty aspect of CFS and
unattributed, unreferenced, or insufficiently referenced
articles were discarded.

DATA EXTRACTION: Record of data
sources in each review was noted as was the departmental
specialty of the first author and his or her country of
residence. The references cited in each index paper were
tabulated by assigning them to 6 specialty categories, by
article title, and by assigning them to 8 categories, by
country of journal publication.

DATA SYNTHESIS: Of 89 reviews,
3 (3.4%) reported on literature search and described search
method. Authors from laboratory-based disciplines
preferentially cited laboratory references, while
psychiatry-based disciplines preferentially cited psychiatric
literature (P = .01). A total of 71.6% of references cited by
US authors were from US journals, while 54.9% of references
cited by United Kingdom authors were published in United
Kingdom journals (P = .001).

CONCLUSION: Citation of the
literature is influenced by review authors' discipline and
nationality.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map