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Melissa MacMillan (Corso), BSc, MSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), PhD (candidate)

  • Program of study: PhD Community, Public and Population HealthMelissa Corso
  • Institution: Ontario Tech University
  • Project title: The impact of methodological shortcuts on rapid review conclusions in musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Project background: Rapid reviews are increasingly being used by health policy and decision-makers to develop health and policy programs. In order to reduce the timeframe to completion, rapid reviews use shortcuts from traditional systematic review methods. Few studies are available to demonstrate the impact these shortcuts have on rapid review steps and overall review conclusions. Those that exist have inconsistent findings and the impact of shortcuts may vary based on the topic of the review.
  • Project objectives: The objective of this project is to investigate the impact of rapid review shortcuts on the outcomes of rapid review steps and conclusions of rapid reviews compared to systematic reviews in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
  • Supervisor: 
    • Pierre Côté DC, PhD (Ontario Tech University)
  • Committee Members:
    • Stefano Negrini, MD (University “La Statale”, Milan (Italy)
    • Andrea Tricco MSc, PhD (University of Toronto)​​ 
    • Ginny Brunton RN, PhD (Ontario Tech University)