This course takes a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a Cochrane review to answer a question about the effects of a health-related intervention. The course will be of most benefit to someone planning to do a Cochrane review in the near future; but should also be useful to anyone who may do a review or wants to find out more about how to interpret reviews done by others.
Topics include: setting your question, literature searching, study selection, assessing bias, data and analysis, formulating conclusions, and a session with the Review Manager software.
Venue: Department of Tropical Medicine, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
Dates: 13 February 2014 (10.00 AM to 2.00 PM) and 20 February 2014 (10.00 AM to 2.00 PM)
Mentor: Prof. Ashraf Fawzy Nabhan
Facilitator: Dr. Mohamed El-Mohamady
Recommended reading: Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011. Available from http://www.cochrane-handbook.org.