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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Barriers to and facilitators for use of augmentative and alternative communication and voice restorative devices in the adult intensive care unit: a scoping review protocol

  Inclusion Exclusion
Population/setting • Adult (age 18+) ICU patients and their communication partners (i.e., nurses, physicians, interdisciplinary clinicians, family members)
• ICU, specialized weaning centers, and high-dependency in patient settings
• Patients with an advanced airway (oral endotracheal tube, tracheostomy)
• Emergency department, postoperative recovery units, hospital floors/wards, psychiatry, long-term care, and home settings
Intervention • Patient communication strategies including AAC (unaided strategies, aided strategies (low- and high- tech); voice restorative devices  
Comparator • Studies with comparison or no-comparison group will be included  
Outcomes • Stakeholder (patients and communication partners including nurses, physicians, interdisciplinary clinicians, family members)—reported barriers and facilitators to patient communication strategies • Studies without stakeholder reported barriers or facilitators to patient communication strategies
Type of study • All study designs • Editorials, letters, protocols, reviews, education pieces, reports, working papers, government documents, white papers, and evaluations
  1. AAC, augmentative and alternative communication