Developing the review question and inclusion criteria

Am J Nurs. 2014 Apr;114(4):53-6. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000445689.67800.86.


This article is the second in a new series on the systematic review from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine, and allied health fields. The purpose of the series is to show nurses how to conduct a systematic review-one step at a time. This article details the process of articulating a review question to guide the search for relevant studies and discusses how to define inclusion criteria for the study-selection phase of the review.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Nursing*
  • United States