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Table 4 Comprehensiveness of description of method or approach to involvement

From: Stakeholder involvement in systematic reviews: a scoping review

Comprehensiveness ‘Green’ ‘Amber’ ‘Red’
  Comprehensive description of one (or more) specific method or approach to the involvement in systematic reviews. Description sufficient to enable replication of methods A brief or partial description of one (or more) specific method or approach to the involvement in systematic reviews. Description sufficient to enable partial replication of methods Few details provided and/or inadequate description of the method or approach of involvement. Description insufficient to enable any replication of methods
Total 30 88 173
Were patients/consumers involved?
 Yes 24 37 27
 No 5 38 76
 Unclear 1 13 70
Stage at which there was involvement*
 Setting scope/review questions 7 11 7
 Interpreting results after review completion 10 41 29
 Throughout/within the review process 15 29 21
 Unclear 1 18 120
  1. *18 papers involved stakeholders at both setting scope/review questions and interpreting results after review completion; 3 were judged as ‘green’, 11 as ‘amber’ and 4 as ‘red’