Using narrative literature reviews to build a scientific knowledge base

Jr Rumrill, S. M. Fitzgerald

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This is the first in a series of three articles that examine the role that literature reviews play in rehabilitation research. The authors briefly describe the nature of narrative literature reviews, provides examples and descriptions of narrative literature reviews from the contemporary rehabilitation literature, and examines the limitations of these types of reviews in terms of modifying the prevailing status of knowledge in a particular research area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Literature reviews
  • Rehabilitation research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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