Systematic Reviews and Protocols

In 2018, the Task Force launched a thematic series called Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Evidence Reviews Collection within the journal Systematic Reviews. Going forward, the series will include all systematic review protocols and systematic evidence reviews conducted to support the development of Task Force guidelines. These evidence reviews cite and appraise available literature, provide a summary of findings based on the GRADE methodology and offer informative evaluations on the benefits and harms of screening for a given health topic.

Click the links below to visit each publication in the series:

 

Tobacco Smoking in Adults

Effectiveness of stop smoking interventions among adults: protocol for an overview of systematic reviews and an updated systematic review [Systematic Reviews 2019 8:28]

(Click here to visit the Task Force guideline webpage for Tobacco Smoking in Adults)

 

Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum and in the General Adult Population

Screening for depression in women during pregnancy or the first year postpartum and in the general adult population: a protocol for two systematic reviews to update a guideline of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care [Systematic Reviews 2019 8:27]

(Click here to visit the Task Force guideline webpage for Adult Depression update)

(Click here to visit the Task Force guideline webpage for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression)

 

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Screening for chlamydia and/or gonorrhea in primary health care: protocol for systematic review [Systematic Reviews 2018 7:248]

(Click here to visit the guideline webpage for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea)

 

Fragility Fractures

Screening to prevent fragility fractures among adults 40 years and older in primary care: protocol for a systematic review [Systematic Reviews 2019 8:216]

(Click here to visit the Task Force guideline webpage for Fragility Fractures)

 

Note that, in addition to the articles published above, the evidence review protocols and systematic evidence reviews for individual guidelines developed prior to the launch of the Collection can be accessed via individual topic pages under published guidelines section of the Task Force website.