Table 5

CAT task elements of critical appraisal topics discussed in revised and unrevised papers
Critical appraisal topics of discussion CAT task elements identified in discussion Revised papers N = 24 Unrevised papers N = 23 Chi-square P-value
(1) Literature search regarding the clinical problem Preparation for executing literature search 15 5 P< .005
Strategy of the literature search 24 12 P< .000
Results of the literature search 11 7 P < .278
(2) Appraisal of the selected article(s) Study design 15 0 P< .000
Study population 24 11 P< .000
Study outcome 4 0 P< .041
(3) Relevant conclusion regarding the clinical problem Evidence table of appraised research 6 2 P < .137
Relevant clinical conclusion regarding clinical problem 18 6 P< .001

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Koops et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:79   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-79

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