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        A question for those of you familiar with the Database of Abstracts
of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE): Within the structured abstract, when no
references are provided, does this mean they are one and the same with the
original article/study upon which the abstract is based? For example, I am
working with the DARE abstract titled "Exercise as rehabilitation for cancer
patients", and it includes statements such as ""Specific interventions
included in the <DARE> review...All empirical studies on exercise and
rehabilitation of cancer patients, published in any language, were eligible
for inclusion" and "Of the 9 studies reviewed, 4 studies were RCTs, 3 were
quasi-experimental studies and 2 were
retrospective studies", etc. There are no associated references listed for
these cited studies--does this mean they are all referenced in the original
article (Friedenreich C M, Courneya K S. Exercise as rehabilitation for
cancer patients. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 1996, 6(4), 237-244)?

        Thanks in advance for any clarification.

Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP
Librarian
Oncology Nursing Society
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(412) 859-6289
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