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Nursing Research and Practice
Volume 2013, Article ID 563246, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/563246
Review Article

Measuring Comorbidity in Cardiovascular Research: A Systematic Review

1School of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Health and Human Development East, University Park, PA 16802, USA
2School of Nursing, Duke University, Duke University Medical Center 3322, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710, USA

Received 23 May 2013; Accepted 24 June 2013

Academic Editor: Victoria Vaughan Dickson

Copyright © 2013 Harleah G. Buck et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The literature search syntax, abstract screening guidelines, and PRISMA checklist for this systematic review are available. Use of the search terms in Appendix A in MEDLINE accessed via PubMed, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PsychINFO and ISI Web of Science Social Science databases should reproduce our search. Application of the abstract screening guidelines (Appendix B) to the abstracts generated by the search should reproduce our final set of papers included in the analysis. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) checklist provides evidence for the transparent and complete reporting of this systematic review.

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