Orthoteers homepage Advertise on Orthoteers
Orthoteers Junior Orthoteers Orthopaedic Biomechanics Orthopaedic World Literature Society Educational Resources Image Gallery About Orthoteers Orthoteers Members search

Critical Reading

Research Article Critique Checklist

from Ridsdale; Practitioner, 238:108-13. 1994.


  1. Is the study relevant & important to our practice?
  2. Is the work useful & original? Does it add to the fund of useful knowledge?
  3. Was the study setting similar enough to our working environment that, assuming the results are valid, they may be extrapolated to our practice?


  1. Was the architecture or design of the study appropriate to answer the questions posed in the introduction?
  2. Is the connection betw. the hypothesis & the instruments used clearly justified?
  3. Is the relationship betw. outcomes & measures plausible?
  4. Are the instrments used appropriate to the study & have they been validated previously?
  5. Are the population & the population sample defined & recognisably similar to that seen in practice?
  6. Are the recruitment definitions & inclusion/exclusion criteria clearly stated?
  7. Is the sample size sufficient to answer the questions posed, & has there been an attempt to estimate the required numbers in advance?

This is a preview of the site content. To view the full text for this site, you need to log in.
If you are having problems logging in, please refer to the login help page.

© 2005-2007 Orthoteers.co.uk - last updated by Len Funk on 11 February 2005Medical Merketing and SEO by Blue Medical 
Biomet supporting orthoteersThe British Orthopedic Association supporting OrthoteersOrthoteers is a non-profit educational resource. Click here for more details
Chi-Squared Test
Choosing a Statistical Test
Critical Reading
Statistics examples
Statistics Glossary
Statistics in Orthopaedics
Survivorship Analysis
Hide Menu