Comment lire un article scientifique médical

Revue de médecine périnatale 06/2011; 3(2):64-65. DOI: 10.1007/s12611-011-0112-1


La littérature médicale abonde de travaux dont la rigueur scientifique s’avère très inégale. Le but de ce travail est d’inventorier
les exigences auxquelles doivent satisfaire les articles médicaux à chacune de leurs étapes: introduction, population ou matériel
et méthodes, résultats et discussion. Leur connaissance est nécessaire autant pour la rédaction que la lecture des articles

Most papers published in the medical journals are of substandard quality. The aim of this review is to invent the methodological
criteria for assessing the design and, finally, the value of a study. The recognition of methodological flaws implies a critical
appraisal of introduction, methods, results and discussion. Knowledge of these criteria is necessary for writers and for readers
as well.

Mots clésLecture critique–Article scientifique–Méthodologie
KeywordsCritical reading–Scientific article–Methodology

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