Brazilian Nursing Communication Symposium SIBRACEN
SEGURA MUNOZ, Susana Inés, TAKAYANAGUI, Angela Maria Magosso, SANTOS, Claúdia Benedita dos et al. Systematic literature review and meta-analysis: basic notions about its design, interpretation and application in health research. In Proceedings of the 8. Brazilian Nursing Communication Symposium, 2002, San Pablo (SP, Brazil) [online]. 2002 [cited 18 May 2013]. Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000052002000200010&lng=en&nrm=iso> .
The Systematic Review (SR) and Meta-analysis (MA) are important methodological instruments for evidence-based research in medicine, nursing, and public health. This study gives a detailed description of the necessary steps for conducting SR and MA and presents elements that could be useful for its interpretation and understanding, in order to create factors that can be of help for its application in the health area.
Keywords : systematic review; meta-analysis; health research.