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A Guide for Nurses and Nursing Students

Appraisal Tools

CASP Appraisal Checklists:  This set of eight critical appraisal tools are designed to be used when reading research, these include tools for Systematic Reviews, Randomized Controlled Trials, Cohort Studies, Case Control Studies, Economic Evaluations, Diagnostic Studies, Qualitative studies and Clinical Prediction Rule.

CEBM Critical Appraisal Tools:  The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine develops, promotes and disseminates better evidence for healthcare.  View critical appraisal worksheets for systematic reviews, diagnostics, prognosis, RCTs, & qualitative studies in multiple different languages.

Critical Appraisal Checklists: Provided by Dartmouth University.

JBI Critical Appraisal Tools:  Critical Appraisal Tools from the Joanna Briggs Institute.  This includes checklists for 12 different studies including Case Studies, Case Series, Cohort Studies, Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies, Economic Evaluations, Prevalence Studies, Quasi-Experimental Studies (non-randomized experimental studies), RCTs, Systematic Reviews, Text and Opinion, Analytical Cross Sectional Studies, & Qualitative Research.

PRISMA Checklist:  The PRISMA 2020 statement comprises a 27-item checklist addressing the introduction, methods, results and discussion sections of a systematic review report.

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