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Which review is that? A guide to review types.

A typology of literature reviews

Psychometric Review

 
Psychometric systematic reviews (or systematic reviews of measurement properties) are conducted to assess the quality/characteristics of health measurement instruments to determine the best tool for use (in terms of its validity, reliability, responsiveness etc.) in practice for a certain condition or factor (Munn et al 2018).

 

Further Reading/Resources

Mokkink LB, Terwee CB, Patrick DL, et al. The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study. Qual Life Res. 2010;19(4):539–49. Full Text

Munn, Z, Stern, C, Aromataris, E, Lockwood, C & Jordan, Z. (2018) What kind of systematic review should I conduct? A proposed typology and guidance for systematic reviewers in the medical and health sciences. BMC medical research methodology. 18(1). 1-9. Full Text


COSMIN (n.d.) Guideline for Systematic Reviews of Outcome Measurement Instruments. Retrieved from
https://www.cosmin.nl/tools/guideline-conducting-systematic-review-outcome-measures/?portfolioCats=19 Link


Example

Lorente, S., Losilla, J. M., & Vives, J. (2018). Instruments to assess patient comfort during hospitalization: A psychometric review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(5), 1001-1015. Full Text

 

References
Munn, Z, Stern, C, Aromataris, E, Lockwood, C & Jordan, Z. (2018) What kind of systematic review should I conduct? A proposed typology and guidance for systematic reviewers in the medical and health sciences. BMC medical research methodology. 18(1). 1-9. Full Text