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Table 2 Stage of the review process in which stakeholders were involved

From: Stakeholder involvement in systematic reviews: a scoping review

  Total* Patients/carers involved No patients/carers involved Unclear
Setting scope/review questions 25 8.59% 8 32.00% 15 60.00% 2 8.00%
Interpreting results after review completion 80 27.49% 27 33.75% 39 48.75% 14 17.50%
Throughout/within the review process 65 22.34% 36 55.40% 24 36.90% 5 7.70%
unclear 139 47.77% 22 15.80% 52 37.40% 65 46.80%
  1. *Percentages are calculated as percentage of the 291 papers with involvement at that stage. Total adds up to > 100%, as 18 papers involved stakeholders at both setting scope/review questions and interpreting results after review completion and have therefore been counted within both of these categories