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Table 2 Inclusion/exclusion criteria—phase 1: theory-building searches

From: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) use in post-stroke patient care and clinical practice: a realist synthesis protocol

Inclusion Exclusion
Evidence relates to a population clinically diagnosed with any or a mixture of the following conditions: cerebral infarction, non-traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage. Evidence relates to a study population solely focused on any of the following conditions: transient ischaemic attack (TIA), traumatic brain injury, hypoxic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Evidence relates to an adult stroke population at any period post-clinical diagnosis. Evidence relates to a paediatric stroke population.
Evidence relates to studies focused on the use of patient-reported outcome measures within routine clinical practice or care at the micro- and/or meso-levels. (incl. pragmatic studies) Evidence relates to studies concentrating on the development of a PROM.
Evidence relates to PROMs use at the level of the individual. Evidence relates to studies concentrating on other patient-reported tools such as patient-reported experience measures (PREMs), non-standardised patient-reported outcomes or tools with only a partial patient-reported element.
Evidence must relate to studies where PROM score interpretation and/or feedback is necessary. Evidence relates to studies concentrating on secondary testing or comparative testing of PROMs.
English language or high-quality translation available. Evidence relates to studies concentrating on the psychometric properties of a PROM or PROMs (e.g. validity and reliability).
Any secondary literature, e.g. literature reviews, comments, editorials. Evidence relates to studies involving the aggregation of individual PROM scores.
  Evidence relates to studies in which PROMs are an outcome of a research study, including the evaluation of an intervention or observational research exploring trends in quality of life.
  Any primary research studies understood as involving primary data capture to answer a novel hypothesis either via experimental or observational design (this type of study design is reserved for phase 2: theory testing)
  Date of publication pre 01/01/00 due to the significant changes to stroke care and services.