Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase.

Stewart, F., Fraser, C., Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D., 2014. Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. Systematic Reviews, 3 (78 ), pp. 1-10.

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DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-3-78

Abstract

Systematic reviews often investigate the effectiveness of interventions for one sex. However, identifying interventions with data presented according to the sex of study participants can be challenging due to suboptimal indexing in bibliographic databases and poor reporting in titles and abstracts. The purposes of this study were to develop a highly sensitive search filter to identify literature relevant to men's health and to assess the performance of a range of sex-specific search terms used individually and in various combinations.

Item Type:Article
ISSN: 2046-4053
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21480
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Oct 2014 10:47
Last Modified:17 Jun 2015 09:21

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