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Table 5 Key characteristics of ‘green’ systematic reviews

From: Stakeholder involvement in systematic reviews: a scoping review

Review Geographical location Type of paper Review aim/focus Focus of review* Type of evidence synthesised**
Bayliss et al. [29] Europe (UK, Sweden, Estonia, Romania) Description of methods of involvement (describes results of questionnaire-based evaluation of the involvement) Qualitative meta-synthesis; perceptions of predictive testing for those at risk of developing a chronic inflammatory disease XIII Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue Qualitative
Boelens et al. [30] Europe Description of methods of involvement (describes the consensus process to develop statements and recommendations to include in a patient summary) Patient summary of consensus for colon and rectal cancer care II Neoplasms Unclear
Bond et al. [53] Australia Report of a guideline/recommendation Guidelines; assisting Australians with mental health problems and financial difficulties. V Mental and behavioural disorders Mixed
Braye and Preston-Shoot [31] UK Description of methods of involvement (researcher’s experiences of involving stakeholders) Systematic review; learning, teaching and assessment of law in social work education Other Mixed
Bunn et al. [32] UK Description of methods of involvement (method to contextualise findings of a review) Systematic review of qualitative studies; patient and carer experiences of diagnosis and treatment of dementia V Mental and behavioural disorders Qualitative
Concannon et al. [42] USA Systematic review Systematic review; methods of stakeholder engagement in comparative effectiveness research and patient-centred outcomes research Research Mixed
Coon et al. [63] UK Description of methods of involvement (describe and discuss methods of involvement in 4 reviews) Four systematic reviews; nonpharmacological interventions for ADHD used in school settings V Mental and behavioural disorders Mixed
Edwards et al. [43] UK Systematic review Identification, assessment and management of risk in young people with complex mental health needs entering, using and exiting inpatient child and adolescent mental health services in the UK V Mental and behavioural disorders Mixed
Harris et al. [25] UK Description of methods of involvement (describe and discuss methods of involvement in a realist review) Realist review; community-based peer support ICHI Functioning intervention Mixed
Hayden et al. [44] Canada Systematic review Rapid knowledge synthesis; Collaborative Emergency Centres (CECs) XXI Factors influencing health status and contact with health services Unclear
Higginson et al. [45] UK Systematic review Systematic review; design and conduct of research on end of life care (EoLC) XXI Factors influencing health status and contact with health services Mixed
Hyde et al. [34] UK Description of methods of involvement Systematic review and narrative synthesis; factors affecting shared decision-making around prescribing analgesia for musculoskeletal pain in primary care consultations XIII Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue Mixed
Jamal et al. [35] UK Description of methods of involvement Systematic review; effects of schools and school environment interventions on children and young people’s health XXI Factors influencing health status and contact with health services Mixed
Liabo [46] UK Description of methods of involvement Systematic review; effectiveness of interventions that aim to support looked after children in school XXI Factors influencing health status and contact with health services Mixed
Liu et al. [47] UK Systematic review Mixed-methods systematic review; to identify, appraise and interpret research on the approaches employed to maximise the cross-cultural appropriateness and effectiveness of health promotion interventions for smoking cessation, increasing physical activity and improving healthy eating for African-, Chinese- and South Asian-origin populations ICHI Public health intervention Mixed
Martin et al. [36] UK Description of methods of involvement Systematic review; attitudes and preferences toward population screening for dementia V Mental and behavioural disorders Mixed
McConachie et al. [48] UK Systematic review Systematic review; measurement properties of tools used to measure progress and outcomes in children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) up to the age of 6 years V Mental and behavioural disorders Quantitative
McCusker et al. [49] Canada Systematic review Systematic review; collaborative mental health care for depression V Mental and behavioural disorders Mixed
McGinn et al. [56] Canada Systematic review Systematic review; users’ perspectives of the factors influencing electronic health record (EHR) implementation XXI Factors influencing health status and contact with health services Quantitative
Morgan et al. [58] UK Systematic review Systematic review (quantitative and qualitative evidence); incentive mechanisms of action for smoking cessation in pregnancy and breastfeeding XV Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium Mixed
Oliver et al. [37] (‘correlational’ review) UK Description of methods of involvement Systematic review of observational studies (a ‘correlational’ review); to explore the quantitative relationship between childhood obesity and educational attainment ICHI Public health intervention Quantitative
Oliver et al. [37] (‘views’ review) UK Description of methods of involvement Systematic review of interview-based and questionnaire-based research (‘views review’); children’s perspectives of body size ICHI Public health intervention Qualitative
Oosterkamp et al. [54] Netherlands Report of a guideline/recommendation Systematic review; strategies to prevent WSL (white spot lesions) during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances XI Diseases of the digestive system Quantitative
Pearson et al. [50] UK Systematic review (description of involvement in supplementary file) Realist review; conditions and actions which lead to the successful implementation of health promotion programmes in schools ICHI Public health intervention Mixed
Pollock et al. [38] UK Description of methods of involvement Cochrane review; physical rehabilitation approaches for the recovery of function and mobility in people with stroke IX Diseases of the circulatory system Quantitative
Rees et al. [51] UK Systematic review Systematic review; barriers to, or facilitators of, HIV-related sexual health for men who have sex with men (MSM) and MSM’s perceptions and experiences of sexual health in the light of HIV I Certain infectious and parasitic diseases Mixed
Saan et al. [55] (review 1) Netherlands Other (development of reporting tool) Qualitative evidence synthesis; needs of victims of crime with regard to helpful and unhelpful reactions of their social network including volunteer services Other Qualitative
Saan et al. [55] (review 2) Netherlands Other (development of reporting tool) Systematic review; concepts, determinants and outcome measures used to evaluate self-management support Other Unclear
Serrano-Anguilar et al. [39] Spain Description of methods of involvement Systematic review; effectiveness and safety of treatment alternatives for patients with degenerative ataxias (DA) VI Diseases of the nervous system Unclear
Smith et al. [52] UK Systematic review ‘Multi-methods review’; service user involvement in nursing, midwifery and health visiting research Research Mixed
Stewart and Oliver [40] UK Description of methods of involvement Systematic review of reviews; communication with parents about newborn bloodspot screening XV Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium Mixed
Vale et al. [41] UK Description of methods of involvement Cochrane review; chemoradiotherapy for cervical cancer II Neoplasms Quantitative
  1. Note that within this table there are 32 reviews described, as 2 of the 30 included papers describe 2 reviews, and data has been extracted separately for these at this stage (Oliver et al. [37] ‘correlational’ review and ‘views’ review; Saan et al. [55] review 1 and review 2)
  2. *Focus of review categorised as either: Health/disease of focus according to ICD-10 categories; OR, if review was not focused on a specific health topic/disease, then review was categorised as either: Medical or surgical intervention, Public health intervention, Functioning intervention, Research, or Other
  3. **Type of evidence synthesised categorised as qualitative, quantitative, mixed (i.e. both qualitative and quantitative) or unclear