|'Recovery' perceived by people living with severe mental illness in community settings: A systematic review and meta-synthesis||Setsuko Shimmitsu, RN, MA, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Japan Centre for Evidence Based Practice: Osaka University, Japan ||20/04/2011||12/05/2016||
People who are diagnosed as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
Perception of recovery from severe mental illness
in community settings.
|12 hour shifts, nurses and clinical error : a systematic review of quantitative evidence.||Jill Clendonemail@example.com ||No||JBI||04/02/2014||24/09/2014||
The review will consider studies that include nurses (including registered nurses (RNs), enrolled nurses (ENs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) where relevant) working in acute care hospital settings. Nursing students will be excluded as they are generally required to work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Other health and medical professionals will be excluded as their shift patterns are frequently different to those of nurses and not specifically 12 hours in length. Others who work shift work will be excluded as they are generally not involved in clinical work and therefore not at risk of making a clinical error.
The review will include studies that examine twelve-hour shift patterns.
The review will include studies that consider rates of clinical error. For the purposes of this review, clinical error is based on Benner, et al.'s taxonomy of nursing error. The taxonomy identifies eight categories of nursing error including: lack of attentiveness (e.g. missing predictable complications such as post operative haemorrhage or poor monitoring of IV medications); lack of agency/fiduciary concern (e.g. failure to advocate for a patient's best interests, failure to question an inappropriate order, or a breach of confidentiality); inappropriate judgement (e.g. inadequate assessment, inability to recognise the implications of clinical signs and symptoms, reliance on prior convention or practice, unwarranted or faulty intervention); medication error (e.g. wrong drug, wrong route, wrong time, wrong patient etc); missed or mistaken doctor/health care provider orders (e.g. carrying out inappropriate orders, or mistaking orders resulting in erroneous intervention); lack of intervention on the patient's behalf (e.g. failure to follow up on signs or symptoms, lab results etc); documentation errors (e.g. charting procedures or medications before they were complete, failure to The review will include studies that consider rates of clinical error. For the purposes of this review, clinical error is based on Benner, et al.'s taxonomy of nursing error. The taxonomy identifies eight categories of nursing error including: lack of attentiveness (e.g. missing predictable complications such as post operative haemorrhage or poor monitoring of IV medications); lack of agency/fiduciary concern (e.g. failure to advocate for a patient's best interests, failure to question an inappropriate order, or a breach of confidentiality); inappropriate judgement (e.g. inadequate assessment, inability to recognise the implications of clinical signs and symptoms, reliance on prior convention or practice, unwarranted or faulty intervention); medication error (e.g. wrong drug, wrong route, wrong time, wrong patient etc); missed or mistaken doctor/health care provider orders (e.g. carrying out inappropriate orders, or mistaking orders resulting in erroneous intervention); lack of intervention on the patient's behalf (e.g. failure to follow up on signs or symptoms, lab results etc); documentation errors (e.g. charting procedures or medications before they were complete, failure to document patient observations); lack of prevention (failure to prevent threats to patient safety e.g. breach of infection control precautions or failure to prevent falls).
|A comprehensive systematic review of the effectiveness of nonpharmacological nursing interventions in comfort of cancer patients.||João Apóstolofirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice||09/08/2012||18/04/2013||
Any nonpharmacological nursing intervention
Someone who is diagnosed with a severe illness experiences feelings of threat, loss, uncertainty, finitude, anxiety, and of deprivation of basic needs, which cause discomfort and suffering. Cancer patients experience discomfort resulting from the treatment itself, which can add to this sense of threat to physical integrity. Throughout its history, the mission of nursing has been focused on the discomfort of patients and interventions to relieve it. Nursing should base its interventions on operable theories that support the provision of comfort through assessment of the patients' needs, implementation of care, and assessment of the results from those interventions.
Comfort, health-related quality of life, well-being
|A comprehensive systematic review of the evidence of the experiences, meaningfulness and effectiveness of smoking cessation medications in adult smokers undertaking a smoking cessation programme to quit||Carol J Sandersemail@example.com||No||The University of West London Centre for Evidence-based Nursing and Midwifery||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Adult smokers trying to quit smoking
Intervention (quantitative): Interventions to increase adherence to smoking cessation medication Phenomena of Interest (qualitative): Experiences and meaningfulness of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy interventions for adult tobacco addiction
Comparator (quantitative): Standard care Context (qualitative): Smoking cessation programmes
Adherence to smoking cessation medications and abstinence from smoking
|A qualitative systematic review of the meaningfulness and perceived role of registered nurses in supporting the nutritional status of elderly people admitted to acute care settings||Bart Guerdenfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Belgian Interuniversity Collaboration for Evidence-Based Practice (BICEP) ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Perceived role in supporting the nutritional status of elderly patients
Acute hospital settings
|A systematic review contrasting the administration of propofol for sedation of non-mechanically ventilated patients in non-critical care areas by anesthesia providers to that of non-anesthesia trained healthcare providers||Timothy Gollaher||T.Gollaher@tcu.edu||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
|A systematic review of the effect of a support group for minority nursing students on graduation rates||Leanne H. Fowleremail@example.com||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||04/02/2013||04/02/2013||
Minority Undergraduate Nursing Students
Absence of support groups
|A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Interventions in Reducing Stress among Nurses Working in Hospitals||Annie Mokfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||22/04/2012||22/04/2012||
Population Nurses working in hospitals
Cognitive Behavioural Interventions versus usual care
Changes in stress levels
Changes in psychosocial well-being
Sick leave rates
|A systematic review on Effectiveness of Selenium for Rhematoid Arthritis||Tewodros Eyobemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||28/02/2013||10/07/2013||
Rheumatoid arthritis patients
Selenium and selenium compounds supplements
Rheumatoid arthritis �associated pain level, morning stiffness
|AAAEffectiveness of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure, Decreased Fraction of Inspired Oxygen (FiO2) and Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers on Prevention of Pulmonary Atelectasis in Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Systematic Review||Deborah Garbeefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/02/2013||11/02/2013||
Adult Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia
Positive end-expiratory pressure, Decreased fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) and Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers
Comparator: Standard of Care
|Are nurse led cardiac rehabilitation programs more effective in improving quality of life for adult heart failure sufferers than non-nurse led usual care: A systematic review.||Marina Markovtzevemail@example.com||No||The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care ||15/04/2011||15/04/2013||
Adult heart failure sufferers
Nurse led cardiac rehabilitation programs, its clinical effectiveness (physical exercise regiment in controlled environment) as compared with non-nurse led usual care ( follow up by GP or cardiologist after discharge from hospital: monitoring of a basic medication adherents, with no exercise program)
improved quality of life, including improvement of general health, decreased rehospitalisation, improved tolerance to physical activity
|Barriers and facilitators in antenatal care for women with mild-moderate intellectual disability: a comprehensive systematic review protocol||Ms Namira Williams||Namira.Williams@uon.edu.au||No||University of Newcastle Evidence Based Health Care Group ||23/04/2013||23/04/2013||
Population - Women with mild-moderate intellectual disability, and providers of healthcare to these women
Population - Women with mild-moderate intellectual disability and providers of health care to these women
Intervention - Type of antenatal care
Phenomenon of Interest - the experience of receiving or providing antenatal care
Comparator - Generic antenatal care
Context - Antenatal care in any setting
Primary outcomes - Identified barriers and facilitators to care;
Satisfaction with pregnancy and birth care, antenatal education;
Pregnancy, birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality measures
Secondary outcomes -Health service and delivery outcomes
|Characteristics of optimal orientation: its effects on the professional competence and the organizational commitment of newly graduated nurses in specialised health care: a systematic review||Kirsi Lindfors, CNS, Master of Nursing Science, PhD Student. (Secondary reviewer: Kristiina Junttila, PhD)||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||03/10/2011||16/04/2013||
Newly graduated nurses
the effect of optimal orientation
Specialised health care
Nurses competence and commitment after orientation period
|Clinical effectiveness of psycho-educational interventions to reduce preoperative anxiety of cancer patients||Ana Rodríguez Gonzaloemail@example.com||No||The Spanish Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Cancer patients older than 14 scheduled for major surgery
Anxiety and postoperative pain
|Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review from a multi-disciplinary health care perspective||Audrey Stephen (Secondary Reviewer Giovanna Bermano Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )||email@example.com||No||The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-professional Practice ||08/01/2013||08/01/2013||
Staff of the multidisciplinary team who care for severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery
Phenomena of Interest : Competencies and skills required to provide optimal quality care from a multi-disciplinary health care perspective
Critical care in government funded health services, independent and private sector provision
Collation of an evidence base to indicate levels of knowledge, performance and standards to be achieved
|Computer-based interventions for stroke survivors: A systematic review||Professor Janita Chaufirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||28/06/2012||23/07/2012||
Adults aged 18 years or above who have had a first-ever or recurrent stroke, or are stroke survivors in the acute, rehabilitation or community settings
Computer-based interventions for adult stroke survivors, including the use of DVD, CD-ROM, website, telehealth/telemedicine/telenursing/telecare, or other computer programmes
Comparison with usual care, as well as between different formats of computer-based interventions
Functional ability, psychosocial outcomes, knowledge of stroke care, self-care self-efficacy
|Computerised and Virtual Reality cognitive training programs for high risk individuals experiencing cognitive decline: systematic review of the literature||Ms Katherine Caldwell,||email@example.com||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||27/03/2013||27/03/2013||
The review will consider populations over 55 years living in the community or residential aged care facilities with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia (as determined by a validated diagnostic tool).
Studies that evaluated the efficacy of computerised or virtual reality cognitive training programmes will be included. The cognitive training programmes are required to target general or domain specific cognitive function. Total intervention time parameters will not be set in order to assess whether intervention duration mediates cognitive training program efficacy.
The comparators in this review will be wait-list and active control conditions. Wait-list controls will be tested at baseline and post-intervention but receive no intervention. Active control conditions include a range of tasks in order to control for time taken, social interaction and computer exposure.
This review will consider intervention programmes that evaluated a range of neurocognitive, mood and functional outcomes of computerised and virtual reality cognitive training programmes.
- � Attention;
- executive function;
- general cognitive function;
- � language;
- short term and long term memory;
- � processing speed;
- � visuo-spatial ability;
- verbal fluency; and
- working memory.
- � anxiety; and
- � depression
- activities of daily living;
- quality of life; and
- perceived use of memory strategy, contentment and controllability.
|Determinants of non-compliance with anti-retro viral treatment among adult people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review||Desta Hiko Gemedafirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||01/02/2012||28/03/2012||
Adult People living with HIV/AIDS (18 years and above)
Anti-Retro viral Treatment
Comparator: Adult People living with HIV/AIDS who complied to Anti-Retro viral Treatment and Adult People living with HIV/AIDS who did not comply to Anti-Retro viral Treatment
Determinants of non-compliance with Anti-Retro viral Treatment
|Dexmedetomidine use in general anesthesia to reduce postoperative shivering: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence||Jeffrey Lewis Hoffmanemail@example.com ||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||04/02/2014||04/02/2014||
Adult patients (18 years and older) undergoing surgery requiring general anesthesia.
Intraoperative use of dexmedetomidine
Shivering in the first 2 hours after surgery as measured by 4 and 5 point shivering scales and yes/no observations
|Do Magnet®-accredited hospitals show improvement in nursing and patient outcomes compared to non-Magnet® hospitals?: A systematic review||Odessa Petit dit Dariel||Odessa.firstname.lastname@example.org||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||14/08/2013||14/08/2013||
All types of acute care hospitals, including teaching and non-teaching hospitals; private, public and not-for-profit hospitals; urban and rural of any size.
Hospitals with current ANCC Magnet � accreditation (Magnet �-aspiring hospitals will be excluded).
Comparable hospitals (as controls) without ANCC Magnet � accreditation and not seeking it (not Magnet �-aspiring).
Primary outcomes: Nursing outcomes such as turn-over, absenteeism rates and intent-to-leave as measured by actual nurse turnover rates (# of staff who vacated their positions / # of staff employed by the organization or program) x 100); the Anticipated Turnover Scale (ATS); the Nursing Work Index (NWI) or the Revised Nursing Work Index (NWI-R).
Secondary outcomes: Nursing-sensitive patient outcomes as defined by the National Database Quality Indicators (NDQI) and the National Quality Forum (NQF), such as rates of patient falls, hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates and Urinary catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI).
|Effect of Antenatal Care on Birth Weight in Both Developed and Developing countries: A Systematic Review||Tigist Mengistuemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Antenatal care visits according to WHO recommendations: with visits in the first trimester (ideally before12 weeks but not later than 16 weeks), and at 24-28 weeks, 32 weeks and 36 week.
Comparator: Women who received no formal antenatal care
|Effect of anti-helminthic treatment on the occurrence of allergy in children: A systematic review||Endalew Zemenefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
school age children (children between ages of 5 to 17 years)
Comparator: anti-helminthic treatment group Vs placebo/no treatment
|Effect of doll therapy for the modification of challenging behaviours in patients with dementia: A systematic review||Ritin Fernandezemail@example.com||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||19/03/2013||19/03/2013||
The review will consider all adults (age >18years) with a diagnosis of dementia.
Studies that use dolls to manage challenging behaviours including agitation and verbal or physical aggression in people with dementia will be included
The comparators to be used in this review is no intervention, other pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions
The outcomes of interest is changes in challenging behaviours which will include
a) � Changes in agitation levels
b) Changes in verbal aggression
c) � Changes in physical aggression
Other outcomes may include
a)� Interaction with staff
b) � Interaction with other patients/residents
c)� Level of activity
d) � Quality of life
There are many varied tools which may measure the outcomes of interest. Tools will be included if they have demonstrated to be a valid and reliable tool for measuring its corresponding outcome in this population.
|Effect of family planning methods on Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries: A systematic review||Netsanet Fentahunfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
women who use family planning methods
Family planning methods
Comparator = Non- users of family planning methods
|Effect of HIV Related Stigma on Presentation for HIV Care in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review||Hailay Aemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Adult HIV positive population (Age: >=15 years) in developing countries.
HIV Related Stigma (Taking the mean and labeling high if the score is above the mean and low if the score is below the mean .Some other treated as continuous variable and the higher the score is considered as the higher the stigma and so does for the lower score.)
High HIV Related Stigma compared to Low HIV Related Stigma
Presentation for HIV Care: Late or early presenter (If CD4 count is <200 cells/ul or if WHO stage is 3 or above….This is considered as late presenter to HIV care, where as if the CD4 count is >=200 cells/ul and WHO stage 1 or 2...This is considered as early presenter to HIV care.)
|Effect of point-of-care CD4 cell count tests on retention of patients and rates of antiretroviral therapy initiation: A systematic review protocol||Garumma Tolu Feyissafirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||07/03/2013||07/03/2013||
People Living with HIV
point-of-care CD4 testing
no provision of point-of-care CD4 testing
Success of follow up, Success of referral, ART initiation
|Effective methods in identifying and intervening in child maltreatment: a systematic review||Eija Paavilainen, PhD; (Secondary: Aune Flinck, PhD)||email@example.com||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||26/10/2012||26/10/2012||
Health care professionals
Identifying and intervening methods
Health care services
|Effectiveness and efficiency of discharge interventions from hospital to home to reduce readmissions: a systematic review||Anja Braetfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Belgian Interuniversity Collaboration for Evidence-Based Practice (BICEP) ||10/10/2011||02/05/2012||
Adult patients discharged from a medical or surgical ward of an acute hospital to home.
Discharge interventions starting in the hospital to smooth the transition from hospital to home or to prevent or diminish problems after hospital discharge.
Both hospital and primary care.
|Effectiveness of a basal bolus insulin (BBI) administration versus other insulin regimen administration methods for hospitalized adult, non-critical care patients with hyperglycemia: A systematic review
||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||03/09/2013||03/09/2013||
Hospitalized adult non-critical care patients with prescribed insulin administration therapy for treatment of hyperglycemia
Basal bolus insulin protocol administration
Any insulin regimen administration other than BBI
Overall mean blood glucose achieved during hospitalization; rate of hypoglycemic measurements defined as blood glucose less than 70mg/dL during hospitalization
|Effectiveness of assigned sitters on prevention of adverse events for patients in acute care settings: A systematic review||Ronda Hughes||Ronda.Hughes@marquette.edu||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||07/03/2013||07/03/2013||
Adult hospital patients, not deemed as suicidal
Assignment of nurse or other health staff to a specific patient
Patients without sitters
Adverse events, including falls
|Effectiveness of community-based interventions to increase influenza vaccination uptake in children and adolescents||Timothy Laiemail@example.com||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||20/04/2012||08/10/2012||
1. Children and adolescents (aged 6 months to 18 years)
Usual care/no intervention
Child or adolescent outcomes
Influenza vaccination rate
Health services utilisation (e.g., medical attendance for influenza-like illness)
Absenteeism from school
Attitudes towards influenza vaccination
|Effectiveness of interventions to reduce anxiety for surgical patients families.||Judy Mundayfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||28/01/2013||28/01/2013||
Families of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
interventions to reduce anxiety whilst waiting during surgery - information giving, surgical liaison nurses, in-person reporting, pagers, information cards.
other interventions or usual care
reduced anxiety, increased satisfaction
|Effectiveness of legal interventions against domestic violence towards women in developing country: A Systematic Review||Bezawit Temesgen1email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||07/03/2013||07/03/2013||
Women who ever face domestic violence in developing countries.
legal actions against domestic violence in developing countries
Comparator: legal actions against domestic violence in developed countries Context: global, community based studies
domestic violence (absence or magnitude of the violence)
|Effectiveness of non-traditional teaching methods used in the delivery of the mental state||Rajni Parasuramemail@example.com||No||The Joanna-Briggs Institute-Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) Centre for Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health Care ||04/07/2013||04/07/2013||
The review will consider all studies that include adult medical, nursing and allied health learners who have received education on mental state examination (MSE) in academic settings which offered mental health education for health professionals.
The review will consider all studies that include non-traditional teaching methods (e.g. role-plays, computer based delivery, standardized patients, virtual reality environments etc.) in the delivery and conduct of mental state examination.
The review will consider traditional teaching methods (e.g. didactic teaching, classroom teaching and lectures) as comparators.
This review will consider studies that measure learners' outcome (e.g. learners' satisfaction, improved knowledge and self-confidence) as outcomes.
|Effectiveness of nursing discharge planning for hospitalized elderly patients on health-related outcomes: a systematic review protocol......||Cédric Mabirefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||BEST: Bureau d’Echange des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins: An affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute||25/02/2013||25/02/2013||
This review will consider studies that include elderly aged 65 years and older, hospitalized in medical and surgical services, with high risk of complex discharge planning
This review will consider studies that evaluate nursing discharge planning interventions, including the following components:
Assessment (patient individualized (postdischarge) needs assessment, early screening for needs of nonroutine discharge planning) 2. Discharge preparation (education/teaching delivery: assistance with medication self management, developing self care management skills, effective communication and information about discharge plan, effective intra and interdisciplinary communication and coordination, multidisciplinary care team)
3. Participation (patient participation/involvement to his discharge planning, participation in decision making related to discharge destination)
4. � Continuity of care (coordination and effective communication between hospital staff, primary care and health care providers, coordination of the patient's discharge/transitional plan, management of patient's transition and post discharge needs)
5. � Day of discharge assessment regarding discharge planning (medication reconciliation, completion and explanation of the discharge summary to the patient)
6. � Post discharge follow-up (home care follow up/visits, follow-up phone calls)
This systematic review will focus on discharge planning interventions provided by, but not limited to, at least one nurse and who is incorporated fully into an integral multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary concept.
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures:
Elderly patient's health outcomes that include, but not limited to:
- Health-related quality of life
- Functional ability/functional limitations
- Unmet needs after hospital discharge
- Coping with disease /coping difficulties
- Symptoms/medical condition management/adverse outcomes
- Health care utilization (e.g. number of hospital visits)
- Satisfaction with care
|Effectiveness of patient education using the teach-back method in improving patients' therapy compliance and self-management: a systematic review.||Dinh Thi Thuy Haemail@example.com||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||21/09/2012||21/09/2012||
The population of interest are patients who have been involved in teach back education.
The intervention of interest is using teach back, a method to ask patients repeat by their own words what nurses taught them to improve patients' understanding and adherence of therapy and self-care.
Comparison: compared to usual care or control group using other patient education methods.
Patient's health literacy, self-care behaviour, informed consent, self management, medicine compliance, reduction of readmission, symptom recognition, quality of life.
|Effectiveness of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure, Decreased Fraction of Inspired Oxygen (FiO2) and Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers on Prevention of Pulmonary Atelectasis in Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Systematic Review||Deborah Garbeefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/02/2013||11/02/2013||
Adult Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia
Positive end-expiratory pressure, Decreased fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) and Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers
Comparator: Standard of Care
Outcome: Postoperative Atelectasis
|Effectiveness of pro forma use in the assessment of minor upper limb injuries for minimizing diagnostic error, inappropriate investigations, referral, mismanagement and suboptimal patient care: A systematic review||Rick Wiechulaemail@example.com||No||JBI||18/03/2013||18/03/2013||
Patients presenting with acute minor upper limb injuries
Assessment proforma's used to guide assessment, care and appropriate referral for minor limb injuries
Assessment of minor limb injuries without the use of a pro forma
Appropriate referral (internal or external) to other practitioners or services.
Re-presentations to the care setting within 78 hrs
Perceived or identified reduction in waiting times and meeting minimum triage category times
|Effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation training for Adults diagnosed with Schizophrenia - a systematic review||João Apóstolofirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice||06/08/2013||06/08/2013||
adults (aged >18) with a current diagnosis schizophrenia.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Comparator-No intervention or another type of relaxation intervention
Primary outcomes: anxiety, social isolation, personal and social functioning, cognition, sadness, conversation, and well-being. Secondary outcomes: data from physiological measurement (respiratory rate, blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature), and self-rating (self-report from participants), and postures structured observation, and also counting attended training sessions.
|Effectiveness of psychosocial and psychological interventions on quality of life of patients with schizophrenia: a systematic review||Anneli Pitkänenemail@example.com||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||15/06/2012||04/06/2013||
Adults aged between 18 and 65 years diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders (ICD 10 or DSM IV)
Types of intervention may include for example psychoeducation, family intervention, occupational activity, social skills training, supported employment, music therapy and various kind of psychotherapies. The format is individual or group based, face to face or web-based. Setting includes hospital and community care settings; acute care and rehabilitation. Providers of interventions include all kind of nurses and physicians, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and other allied health care workers.
Comparison between formats of intervention; for example individual format vs. group format, face to face format vs. web based formatComparison between two or more types of interventions; for example psychoeducation vs. cognitive-behavioral therapy, supportive psychotherapy vs. group psychotherapy, social skills training vs. standard care
The outcome of interest is quality of life measured by valid instruments, for example Quality of Life scale (QLS), The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL), Eurogol EQ-5D, SF-36, Lehman Quality of Life Interview (QOLI), Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA)
|Effectiveness of Simulation Training on Anesthesia Provider Communication Skills||Terri Jones CRNA, DNPfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
This review will consider studies that include simulation training utilizing communication and team training for anaesthesia providers, nurses or physicians as study participants that can be transferred to the hospital setting.
The review will consider studies of any type of simulation training for anaesthesia providers, nurses, or physicians utilizing communication and team training.
simulation training utilizing communication and team training for anaesthesia providers, nurses or physicians as study participants that can be transferred to the hospital setting.
Improved communication among team members is the primary outcome of interest. This can be measured by tools such as the Kramer and Schmalenberg Nurse-Physician Scale11 that rates physician-nurse interactions or the hand-off form 1 used in PACU to ensure critical information is included. A secondary outcome is decreases in errors related to miscommunication in the operating room environment for Anaesthesia providers.
|Effectiveness of standard precautions in preventing needle stick injuries among health care workers: A systematic review||Amana Jemalemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||08/02/2012||28/03/2012||
Doctor, nurses/midwifery, laboratory technician
training of standard precautions for health care workers
Comparator: health care workers those follows standard precautions and those do not follow
Infection of HIV, HBV, HCV
|Effectiveness of strategies to implement urinary incontinence clinical practice guidelines on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes||Gema Escobar Aguilarfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Spanish Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Healthcare providers and healthcare institutions treating patients with urinary incontinence; patients with some form of urinary incontinence
strategies to disseminate and/or implement urinary incontinence clinical practice guidelines
evaluation of the Healthcare providers performance or the patient outcomes
|Effectiveness of the WHO's Surgical Safety Checklist on the decrease of adverse events in the operating room: a systematic review protocol||María Josefa López-Navarroemail@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Spanish Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare ||01/04/2013||01/04/2013||
This review will consider studies that include patients 18 years old and older undergoing outpatient major surgery or inpatient surgery
This review will consider studies that assess the effectiveness of the WHO�s surgical Safety Checklist
Comparator: this review will consider studies that compare the use of WHO�s surgical safety checklist with other interventions to reduce adverse events or with no intervention
The main outcome measures are the presence of adverse events such as risk of infection, risk of mortality, and risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
|Effectiveness of Thermometry on Hospitalized Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review||Amy A. Nicholsemail@example.com||No||UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Patient Care Quality Improvement||04/08/2013||04/08/2013||
Hospitalized pediatric patients aged between 5-18 years inclusive.
Various methods of thermometry including; rectal, oral, axillary and temporal thermometry.
Core temperature measures including pulmonary artery and distal esophageal core temperatures.
Temperature as measured by various types of thermometry measures (rectal, oral, axillary, and temporal) and core measures (pulmonary artery and distal esophageal).
|Effects of relaxation-based interventions on health-related outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review||Royce Yumfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||22/04/2012||22/04/2012||
Older people with a diagnosis of mild, moderate, severe or very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Relaxation-based interventions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease versus usual care
Health-related quality of life
Psychological outcomes (anxiety, depression)
Symptoms severity (level of dyspnoea, forced expiratory volume)
Physical outcomes (activity tolerance, functional ability, oxygen saturation, physiological indicators)
Utilisation of health services (admission rate, rate of emergency department visit, rate of general practitioner visit)
|Effects of surgical care improvement program on reducing surgical site infection in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: a systematic review||Frances Shitemail@example.com||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||22/04/2012||22/04/2012||
Patients who have undergone elective colorectal operations
Surgical Care Improvement Program which involves different combination of measures: Antibiotics choice / dose / timing / discontinuation Hair removal Glucose level Intraoperative and postoperative warming Mechanical bowel preparation Perioperative supplemental oxygen Use of wound barriers
Patient received combination of surgical care improvement measures compared with standard practice Compliance with the surgical care improvement program and the surgical site infection rate Individual interventions in reducing surgical site infection rate
Changes in surgical site infection rate in patients who have undergone elective colorectal operations
|Effects of Yoga on Sleep Quality among Adult Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review||Gina Alexanderfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||18/03/2012||11/02/2013||
Adult cancer survivors
Yoga; Comparator: Usual care.
Sleep quality (as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index as well as other measures)
|Efficacy of Narrative Exposure Therapy in the treatment of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review||Kenfe Tesfayemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
Narrative Exposure Therapy
A waiting list control
Response for posttraumatic stress disorder
|Efficacy of relaxation techniques in patients with a generalized anxiety disorder. Systematic review.||Carlos Bermejofirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Spanish Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare ||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Patients of 18 years and over of both sexes with a generalised anxiety disorder.
Relaxation techniques, alone or combined with other ones
Usual practice, waiting list, lack of intervention and placebo
Anxiety and quality of life
|Efficacy of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) versus Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Major Depressive disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trial||Mubarek Aberaemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Person with Major Depressive Disorder
Treatment with r (TMS)
Comparator: Patients treated with ECT
Level of response for depression (which one is best - r(TMS) or ECT)
|Electrocardiographic (ECG) electrode site preparation: A systematic review||Tina Mammone ( Secondary Reviewer: Daphne Stannard, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org )||email@example.com||No||UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Patient Care Quality Improvement||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
This review will consider studies that include adults (>18 years).
This review will evaluate which site preparation method is most effective for the application of electrocardiographic (ECG) electrodes in adults.
This review will consider studies that evaluate various site preparation techniques, such as a) no site preparation, b) alcohol gauze pads, c) soap and water, d) gauze pads, and e) skin prep pads or paper.
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures: signal quality, clinically insignificant alarms, surface adhesion, and motion artifact.
|Emergency patients' experiences of discharge education||Kaija Saranto, University of Eastern Finland, Department of Health and Social Management, Kaisa Haatainen and Tarja Tervo-Heikkinen, Kuopio University Hospitalfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||05/09/2012||05/09/2012||
Adult emergency patients
Patients' experiences of discharge education
|Enteral nutrition (EN) through nasogastric tube (NSG). Effectiveness of continuous versus intermittent administration in adult patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU)||Rosa Aguilera Martínezemail@example.com||No||The Spanish Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
patients at least 19 years old, with NSG for EN, admitted to ICUs
Continuous enteral nutrition (CEN): management systems by gravity infusion pumps or without interruption for a minimum of 12 hours a day.
Intermittent enteral nutrition (IEN): discontinuous administration, meaning repeating the operation several times a day depending on the total volume
PRIMARY: digestive tolerance, aspiration, nutritional status.
|Evaluation of nursing dysphagia-screening tools among patients with stroke: A systematic review.||Farzaneh Raoufifirstname.lastname@example.org||No||UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Patient Care Quality Improvement||04/08/2013||15/11/2013||
Stroke patients, age 18 years and older in the hospital setting.
Dysphagia screening completed by nurses.
Compare and evaluate two types of nursing dysphagia screening: Toronto bedside dysphagia screening test and 90-cc water bedside dysphagia screening
|Evaluation of the accuracy of current methods for estimating flavonoid intake using dietary tools among populations: A systematic review||Katherine Caldwellemail@example.com||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||17/10/2012||17/10/2012||
This review will include all studies of populations, including general populations, encompassing all age groups and population subsets (for example, Australian women aged 18 – 45 yrs).
This review will consider all methods that are currently used to estimate dietary intake including:
24 hr diet recalls;
Food Frequency Questionnaires and
Additionally, it will consider all reference databases for flavonoid containing foods as the method for determining flavonoid intake.
The comparator to be used in this review, is the dietary assessment method weighed food records, that have been cross-referenced with the USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods (2007). This method is believed to be the most precise method of dietary assessment in populations, except for the uncommon method of doubly labelled water and the USDA database is considered the most comprehensive flavonoid database to date.
The outcome of interest is concordance between the total dietary flavonoid intake estimated using dietary assessment methods and the �database containing flavonoid composition of foods. This review will not consider outcomes of flavonoid intake that solely investigate specific flavonoids or one particular subclass.
|Evaluation of the accuracy of current methods for quantifying biomarkers of dietary flavonoid intake in populations using laboratory methods: A systematic review||Katherine Caldwellfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||17/10/2012||17/10/2012||
This review will include all studies of populations, including general populations, encompassing all age groups and population subsets. Studies investigating animals will be excluded.
This review will consider all methods that are currently used to quantify biomarkers of flavonoid intake including:
High performance liquid;
Thin layer and
Mass Spectrometry and
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
The comparator to be used in this review is High Performance Liquid Chromatography, coupled with Mass Spectrometry. This method is currently the most commonly used method for determining flavonoid biomarkers in biological samples.
The outcome of interest is the accuracy of �total dietary flavonoid intake estimated using biomarkers of flavonoid intake in human tissue, including plasma, urine and faecal water. This review will not consider outcomes of flavonoid intake that solely investigate specific flavonoids or one particular subclass. In addition, this review will not consider studies investigating the bioavailability/pharmacokinetics of flavonoid metabolism.
|Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): a systematic review of effectiveness and prognosis.||Sonia Hinesemail@example.com||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||17/07/2012||17/07/2012||
The population of interest is infants and children up to age 12 who have received ECMO for cardiac or respiratory failure.
The intervention of interest is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, an extracorporeal technique of providing cardiac and respiratory support to gravely ill patients whose heart or lungs are seriously compromised.
Survival, cognition, intelligence, gross motor skills, language, visual function and perception, attention, memory, fine motor skills, behavioural and emotional functioning, quality of life.
|Facilitators and Barriers of Health Promotion in African Americans Adults: A Qualitative Systematic Review||Taryn Y. Eastlandfirstname.lastname@example.org ||No||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||08/11/2013||08/11/2013||
African American Adults
This review will consider studies that investigate barriers and/or facilitators of health promotion behaviors from the African American participant's perception and experience.
For the purpose of this review specific health promotion behaviors of interest will include: cancer screenings, physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption.
|Factors influencing the care provision of palliative care to adolescents with cancer-a systematic review||Judith Carrier, (secondary: Daniel Kelly)||email@example.com||No||The Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care ||09/04/2012||16/04/2013||
Phenomenon of interest is:�Factors influencing the care provision of palliative care to adolescents with cancer
Palliative care provided to adolescents with cancer in all settings where care is provided, from the perspective of adolescents, healthcare staff and lay carers
|Factors that influence nursing workplace culture: A systematic review||Sarah Tillottfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
All nursing staff working in the clinical or community setting
Factors (to be identified) that influence the nursing workplace culture e.g. autonomy, leadership etc.
Comparator - Not specified
Effects on nursing workplace culture e.g. relationships with staff and managers, job satisfaction etc.
|Family Visitation in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit: A Comprehensive Systematic Review||Kathleen DeLeskey||kdeleskey@LMH.edu||No||UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Patient Care Quality Improvement||04/07/2013||04/07/2013||
Patients over 18 years, families and nurses working with patients in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).
This review will evaluate the effects of family visitation in the PACU on patients, families and nurses working with PACU patients.
Patients, families and nurses in critical care areas who are not permitted family visitation.
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures: satisfaction and anxiety among patients and families, hemodynamic changes and infection rates among patients and satisfaction among nursing staff.
|Gender difference in prevalence of anxiety and depression in developing countries||Kalkidan Hassenemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||06/12/2012||06/12/2012||
Adults living in developing countries (according to UN strata)
Focus of Review: Prevalence of anxiety and depression
Anxiety, depression [measured by validated instruments such as Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)]
|Health effects associated with working in the wind power generation industry: A systematic review protocol||Dr Kay Cooperfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-professional Practice ||06/05/2013||06/05/2013||
Workers employed in the wind turbine industry.
The focus of interest is on health and wellbeing effects associated with long ladder climbing and working in confined spaces.
Health and well being effects such as musculoskeletal disorders.
|Health professionals' experiences and use of adverse event reporting systems - a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Virpi Jylhäemail@example.com||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||18/03/2011||15/04/2013||
Health care professionals (nurses, midwifes, physiotherapists, physicians etc.), who use adverse event reporting systems
Health professionals' experiences of adverse event reporting systems and reasons or explanations for different reporting behaviour
|Heart failure patients (NYHA stage I-III) experiences regarding patient education in relation to self-care in daily life A Qualitative systematic review||Asta Heikkilä, PhD, Dean; (Secondary: Virpi Kemppainen, MNSc email: firstname.lastname@example.org )||email@example.com||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||26/10/2012||26/10/2012||
Heart failure patients with NYHA stage I-III
Patient education related to self-care in daily life
|How fathers with children under nine years experience collaborative partnership in family services: a qualitative review||Niina Halmefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||10/04/2012||16/04/2013||
Fathers with children under nine years old
Experiences of fathers working in collaborative partnership in family services
Child health clinics, daycare, pre-school education, basic education and school health care
|How parents and health care practitioners experience the birth of a newborn with Down Syndrome: A systematic review of qualitative evidence ||Laura Bonannoemail@example.com ||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||04/12/2013||04/12/2013||
parents and health care providers
birth of a newborn with Down Syndrome
delivery of the news (1) at birth and (2) via prenatal diagnosis
experiences, coping, immediate postnatal needs
|How parents and health care practitioners experience the birth of a stillborn or nonviable infant: A systematic review of qualitative evidence ||Marsha J Bennettfirstname.lastname@example.org ||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||04/12/2013||04/12/2013||
parents and health care providers
birth of a stillborn or nonviable infant
delivery of the news (1) at birth and (2) via prenatal diagnosis
experiences, coping, immediate postnatal needs
|Independent learning versus other learning methods in nursing education||Liisa Montinemail@example.com||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||16/05/2012||16/05/2012||
Other learning methods
Learning outcomes (e.g. skills, knowledge)
|Interventions for health care professionals , organisations and patients to enhance quality of life for people diagnoses with non curative palliative oesophago-gastric cancer||Joanne Cooperfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||09/01/2013||09/01/2013||
This review will consider studies of any participant involved in the delivery of palliative care to people diagnosed with palliative oesophago-gastric cancer in a hospital, home or community setting.
The review will also consider studies of interventions targeted at participants diagnosed with palliative (non-curative) oesophago-gastric cancer aged 18 years or older (adults).
Studies of interventions targeted at adult participants with potentially curative oesophago-gastric cancer or to those adult participants with curative treatment intent for oesophago-gastric cancer will be excluded.
Any intervention or combination of intervention strategies to improve the quality of life for those people diagnosed with palliative oesophago-gastric cancer (including palliative: chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endoscopy and surgical care), specifically:
Professional interventions: This category includes strategies to provide professionals with information or training on appropriate practice.
Organisational and mode of delivery interventions: This category includes interventions that are predominantly about changes in organisational systems and mode of delivery, such as the introduction of multi-disciplinary teams, changes in skill mix, or in the setting or site of service delivery.
3. Patient and carer interventions:
This category includes interventions for families and carers of people with palliative oesophago-gastric cancer that provide support to enable them to fulfil the crucial role of carer, and interventions that test mechanisms to ensure that users (patients and their carers) are involved in service planning and delivery.
Those participants with palliative oesophago-gastric cancer who received standard care (i.e. care not within an explicitly defined mode of delivery of palliative care).
Objectively measured health professional performance or patient outcomes in a clinical setting and self report measures with known validity and reliability.
Quality of life
Readmissions (planned and unplanned) to hospital Adverse events / complications Waiting times for procedures Treatment for persistent or recurrent dysphagia � Median survival time Time to disease progression Preferred place of care Preferred place of death Cost (as reported in papers - if available)
|Khat Chewing and Risky Sexual Behavior in Sub Saharan Africa: A systematic Review||Amanuel Temail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Adult population (Age >=18 years of old)
Khat chewers and non chewers
Risky Sexual Behaviors such as Inconsistent condom use, having multiple sexual partner, having Sex with commercial sex workers
|Maternal and perinatal outcomes of singleton and twin pregnancies after assisted conception: a systematic review.||Dr. Vikram Talaulikar, MD MRCOG||No||The University of West London Centre for Evidence-based Nursing and Midwifery||23/05/2012||23/05/2012||
Women who have conceived using assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as - intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) between 1990 and 2011.
IUI - artificial insemination in which specially washed sperms are injected through the cervix directly into the uterus.
IVF - procedure in which ovum is fertilised with sperm in a laboratory procedure, and then the fertilised egg (embryo) is returned to the woman's uterus.
ICSI - micromanipulation technique with insertion of a spermatocyte directly into an oocyte to bring about fertilisation, followed by embryo transfer into the uterus.
Maternal outcomes - hyperemesis gravidarum, miscarriage, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, placental abruption, placenta praevia, prolonged pregnancy, thromboembolism, induction of labour, dystocia, caesarean section, postpartum haemorrhage, maternal stress and maternal satisfaction. Perinatal outcomes - perinatal mortality, preterm birth, very preterm birth, low birth weight, very low birth weight, small for gestational age (<10th percentile), large for gestational age, neonatal intensive care admission, foetal acidosis, neonatal death, stillbirth, structural congenital anomalies, chromosomal anomalies.
|Multidisciplinary management of diabetic nephropathy: a systematic review||Helou Nancy ||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||BEST: Bureau d’Echange des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins: An affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute||25/10/2013||25/10/2013||
Adults with diabetic kidney nephropathy
The multidisciplinary management of diabetic nephropathy
The multidisciplinary management of diabetic nephropathy will be compared to the usual care or other treatment approach.
Primary patients’ outcomes could include:
1. Incidence of kidney failure during follow-up: need to start renal replacement therapy (RRT), either hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD).
2. Change in kidney functional measures during follow-up such creatinine clearance (CrCl), glomerular filtration rate (GFR), serum creatinine (SCr), and proteinuria
Patient orientated measures
1. Quality of life measured by any scale.
2. Self-care measured by any scale
3. Adherence to medication taking, increased physical activity, dietary modifications or any other treatment recommendation measured by any scale
Secondary outcomes could include
1. Total and specific mortality rates from causes attributable to diabetic nephropathy.
2. Changes in blood pressure, blood glucose (HbA1c) and lipids levels.
3. Incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Patient orientated measures
1. Level of knowledge on diabetic nephropathy measured by any scale.
2. Measures of patient empowerment and self-efficacy.
|New parents' lived experiences of postpartum depression: a qualitative systematic review||Arja Holopainen, PhD (Secondary Reviewer: Tuovi Hakulinen-Viitanen, PhD)||email@example.com||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||21/04/2011||04/11/2012||
new�parents (mothers and fathers),
lived�experiences of�postpartum depression
|Nurse-led healthy ageing interventions for community dwelling older adults: a systematic review of effectiveness||Jacqueline Wosinskifirstname.lastname@example.org||No||BEST: Bureau d’Echange des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins: An affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/06/2012||11/06/2012||
Adults aged 50 years and more
Nurse-led health promotion and prevention interventions
Healthy ageing measured in terms of health literacy, health behaviour, quality of life, self-efficacy, perceived social support, and adherence to medication, screening and immunisation routine.
|Nurses experiences of patient advocacy in perioperative care||Judy Mundayemail@example.com||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||24/07/2013||24/07/2013||
Phenomena of Interest: perioperative nurses experiences of patient advocacy
Hospital operating department and post- anaesthetic care unit
|Nursing professionals' experiences of the use of telenursing applications - a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Marita Koivunen, PhD. Principal Lecturer of Healthcare, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences. (Secondary reviewer: Kaija Saranto, phD, RN Prefessor in Health & Human Services Informatics)||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||18/04/2011||19/11/2012||
Nursing professionals (registered nurses, practical nurses, homecare nurses, midwifes etc.)
Nursing professionals' experiences (e.g. barriers, facilitators etc.)
Use of telenursing applications in healthcare
|Osteoporosis in adults with mental illnesses: A systematic review of risk factors||Xie Huitingemail@example.com||No||The Joanna-Briggs Institute-Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) Centre for Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health Care ||19/07/2012||19/07/2012||
Adults (aged 19 years and above) diagnosed as having mental illness
Studies that examine osteoporosis or bone health status among adults with mental illnesses + studies which include the risk factors for osteoporosis among adults with mental illnesses
Factors contributing to osteoporosis, or fractures as a consequence of osteoporosis, in adults with mental illnesses
|Patient, nursing and medical staff experiences and perceptions of the care of people diagnosed with non curative palliative oesophago-gastric cancer||Dr Joanne Cooperfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||09/01/2013||09/01/2013||
This review will focus on the experiences of any participant involved in the delivery of palliative care to people diagnosed with palliative oesophago-gastric cancer in a hospital, home or community setting
The review will focus on the experiences of participants diagnosed with palliative (non-curative) oesophago-gastric cancer aged 18 years or older (adults).
Phenomena of Interest:
Experiences and perceptions of the care of people diagnosed with non curative palliative oesophago-gastric cancer.
Co–context: in any hospital, home or community setting.
|Perioperative Ketorolac Use and the Incidence of Postoperative Hemorrhage and Hematoma||Angela Tooleyemail@example.com||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||30/07/2013||30/07/2013||
Patients 18 years and older undergoing anesthesia for surgery
ketorolac 15-30mg IV within the first 24 hours postoperatively
Comparator: no IV ketorolac administration
Incidence of bleeding and hematoma formation with 15-30mg ketorolac IV
|Perioperative temperature management of women undergoing Caesarean Section.||Judy Mundayfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||22/09/2011||02/10/2012||
Female patients undergoing Caesarean Section in healthcare facilities and their babies.
Interventions to minimise or manage maternal core temperature decrease associated with Caesarean Section surgery.
Pre, peri and post operative phases of surgery
Maternal outcomes: core temperature, hypothermia, neonatal temperature at birth. Secondary outcomes: shivering, Apgar score at birth, umbilical pH at birth.
|Pre-operative Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise for Early Continence after Prostate Surgery: A Systematic Review||Tzu-Chia Linemail@example.com||No||The Taiwan Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centre ||01/10/2012||05/02/2014||
Male patients before prostate surgery.
Preoperative pelvic floor muscle exercise with/without biofeedback.
(comparator): Not performing preoperative pelvic floor muscle exercise (usual care).
The rate of urine incontinence.
|Prehabilitation: a systematic review||Cara Joyce Cabilan RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||21/08/2012||04/06/2013||
All adult patients undergoing surgery
Phenomenon of interest: �Prehabilitation
Comparator: Standard or usual care
Hospital and community settings
Functional capacity, muscle strength, cardiopulmonary function, management of activities of daily living (ADLs), post-operative healthcare utilisation, health-related quality of life (HRQL)
|Prevention of contrast media extravasations: a systematic review||Sandrine DINGemail@example.com||No||BEST: Bureau d’Echange des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins: An affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute||07/10/2013||07/10/2013||
Patients (adult and children) undergoing CT examination with injection of contrast media will be considered.
We will include any prevention strategies, related to the contrast media (volume, concentration, viscosity, temperature…), the injection per se (patient injection site, preparation room…), the material used for injection (catheter gauge, cannulas, butterfly, venflon…), the apparatus used (detection device: ultrasound, radiofrequency…), the healthcare professionals (profession, skills…) and the patient risk assessment (medication, morbidity, language…).
The prevention strategies will be compared between themselves and to usual care.
Primary patient outcomes will include:
- Extravasation frequency
- Extravasation severity
- Extravasation volume
- Complications, including plastic surgery and allergic reactions
Secondary outcome measures will include:
- Diagnostic value and accuracy
- False positive detection of extravasation. This outcome is particular to the use of detection device.
|Risk factors for prenatal mortality: a systematic review||Desta Hikofirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Still births and neonates below 7 days after birth (Note: prenatal period will be operationally defined)
Predictors can be Socio-economic, maternal obstetrics, health service related, etc.
Still birth and/or neonate died within7 days after birth-group 1 Neonate survived 7 days after birth-group 2
neonatal survival related outcomes.
|Routine culture based screening versus risk based management for the prevention of Early Onset Group B streptococcus disease in the neonate||Ella Kurzemail@example.com||No||The Australian Capital Regional Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Practice||25/02/2013||25/02/2013||
routine culture based screening for GBS in pregnancy
risk based management
Early onset Group B streptococcus Disease in the neonate
|Structural barriers to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Adherence: A Systematic Review||Garumma Tolu Feyissa1firstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||28/01/2013||04/06/2013||
HIV-positive patients who have ever started taking Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) drugs
Phenomenon of interest:
B.1. Institution-related barriers to HAART adherence
B.1.1. healthcare environment
B. 1.1.1.Lack of privacy at clinics
B. 1.1.2.Long waiting times at the clinics
B.2. Poverty-related structural barriers to HAART adherence
B2.4.Disability grants as disincentives to adherence.
B3. Cultural and political barriers to HAART adherence
B3.1. Health Literacy
B3.2. Stigma and disclosure
B3.3. MigrationB3.4. Social discouragers
Global, institution based studies
|Suction versus water seal alone for optimal management of pleural chest tubes in adult patients with pneumothorax. A systematic review||Diane A. Hawleyemail@example.com||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||29/02/2012||15/04/2013||
Adult patients with pneumothorax
Suction or no suction to a pleural chest tube
management of pleural chest tubes
presence of pneumothorax; time to chest tube removal.
|Supporting women from disadvantaged groups to establish breast-feeding: A comprehensive systematic review protocol||Sonya MacVicarfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-professional Practice ||01/04/2013||01/04/2013||
Women from disadvantaged groups who have elected to breast-feed their baby. 'Disadvantaged groups' will be defined as populations which are at increased risk of health inequalities due to socio-economic characteristics. These are categorized as women residing in areas of socio-economic deprivation; low income; under 20 years of age or substance dependant. �
Women from disadvantaged groups who have elected to breast-feed their baby.
Interventions, which may be educational, practical or motivational, delivered to support the establishment of breast-feeding during the early post-partum period. �
Phenomena of interest: Perceptions of mothers regarding interventions to support establishment of breast feeding.
Comparator :Standard hospital based post natal care
Outcome(s): Establishment of breast-feeding within the early postpartum period, or expressing sufficient breast milk to meet the requirement of infant fed by gastric feeding tube
|Test1||Test1||Test1||No||Belgian Interuniversity Collaboration for Evidence-Based Practice (BICEP) ||12/05/2016||12/05/2016||
|The Accuracy of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Quantifying the Diameter of Peripheral Nerves: A Systematic Review||Valentin C. Donesemail@example.com||No||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
Human subjects with or without pathophysiologic changes in any peripheral nerve/s
Musculoskeletal ultrasound, �gray scale ultrasound
- � Versus use of ultrasound on the normal or unaffected side
- � Versus the use of electrodiagnostic tests
- � Versus the use of clinical diagnosis procedure in determining the size of nerves
Diameter (anteroposterior measurement in millimeters (mm) or centimeters (cm)
|The active aging personal strategies of older adults in Europe: a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Miloslav Klugarfirstname.lastname@example.org ||No||JBI||03/12/2013||03/12/2013||
This review will consider studies that include older adults (age over 55 years) who live in Europe.
This review will consider studies that investigate (any) personal strategies (a process to make change starting with personal research that includes an understanding of one’s life stages, the forces that drive one’s life and plausible events for the current life stage) related to active ageing (healthy an active lifestyle, “successful aging”)
Europe (considering “some similarity” of health care systems and retirement policies)
Identification of personal strategies related to active aging
|The association between caring for a hospitalized, critically ill child and mental and physical health among informal family care-givers: a systematic review||Yin Yin Dawemail@example.com||No||Danish Centre of Systematic Reviews in Nursing||04/10/2013||04/10/2013||
Informal caregivers (parents or family members) of hospitalized, critically ill children
Caring for a hospitalized, critically ill child who has been admitted to hospital for a duration of at least 24 hours.
Relevant settings will include:
- Intensive Care Units (ICUs)
- Critical Care Units (CCUs)
- Highly Dependency Units (HDUs)
No comparator as it is a review of association (exposure on outcomes)
Measurable changes in informal family caregivers’ mental and physical health in the following areas:
- stress and coping
- sleep and rest
- spiritual distress/ disturbance
- perceived needs
Studies for inclusion will contain measurements of these areas. e.g. measured by the Parental Stressor Scale: PICU symptoms checklist, Pediatric Inventory for Parents: PIP, Coping Health Inventory for Parents, and - assessed by Critical Care family Needs Inventory scale).
|The association between Point-of-Care testing of Troponin and the management of patients with chest pain suspected of acute coronary syndrome: a systematic review||Fen Lifirstname.lastname@example.org||No||JBI||05/12/2013||05/12/2013||
Patients presenting at health care settings with chest pain
suspected of acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
Exposure : Point-of-Care testing of Troponin (PoCT-cTn)
Comparator: No testing for PoCT-cTn
Implementation of ACS guidelines, time in ED, triage and risk stratification, time to PCI or Fibrinolysis
|The association between the ethnic background and the time to seeking medical care for chest pain: a systematic review||Kannikar Wechkunanukulemail@example.com||No||JBI||27/11/2013||27/11/2013||
Migrants with different ethnic background with chest pain
Seeking medical care for chest pain
Time from onset of symptoms to arrival at emergency triage
|The clinical decision making frameworks and clinical experiences of aero medical nurses: A systematic review of qualitative evidence||Genevieve Bridesonfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||JBI||17/12/2013||17/12/2013||
Nurses from across the globe whose scope of practice encompasses the safe transport of patients in the aeromedical environment
The clinical decision making frameworks and clinical experiences of nurses who practice in the aero medical environment and provide care to patients who present with a wide variety of clinical conditions including trauma from across the lifespan
Nurses who practice in the aero medical environment in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft in either civilian or military roles
|The Clinical Effectiveness of Standardized Primary Care Interventions for Patient Adherence to Screening Colonoscopy||Maureen R. Courtneyemail@example.com||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||01/03/2012||15/04/2013||
Adults older than 50 years, not identified as high risk and with no abnormal GI symptoms, candidates for age-related screening colonoscopy
Verbal, written, staffing and/or combination interventions to promote screening colonoscopies; Comparator: usual care.
Completion of screening colonoscopy
|The cost effectiveness of human milk feeding compared to formula feeding on the health outcomes of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit: A systematic review of economic evidence||Becky Spencer||BeckySpencer@Baylor.edu||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||06/11/2013||06/11/2013||
Patients in the neonatal intensive care unit
Human milk feeding
Comparator: Formula feeding
Cost effectiveness of feeding method; health outcomes including length of stay, incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), sepsis, mortality, and neurodevelopmental impairment measured as quality-adjusted life years.
|The Effect of a brief intervention and Motivational Interview on alcohol misuse and anti-retroviral therapy Adherence in patients with human immunodeficiency virus and a history of alcohol problems: A systematic review protocol||Garumma Tolu Feyissafirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||07/03/2013||19/08/2013||
People Living with HIV with history of alcohol use problems
motivational interview, and/or brief intervention, and/or behavioral intervention or all these interventions.
no provision of motivational interview, brief intervention or behavioral intervention
Viral load, CD4 cell count, and ART adherence and drinking behavior
|The effect of intensive insulin therapy algorithms on the control of blood glucose levels in patients following cardiac surgery: A systematic review protocol||Megan Higgs||Megan.Higgs@SESIAHS.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||04/07/2013||04/07/2013||
This review will consider studies that include adults (age > 18 years) within critical care environments following cardiac surgery.
This review will consider studies that report on the use of intensive insulin therapy control algorithms to control blood glucose levels.
No intervention to control blood glucose level or another form of glycaemic control.
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures:
Control of blood glucose levels. Incidence of adverse events, including hypo/hyper glycaemia.
|The effect of Khat (Catha edulis) chewing on blood pressure in adults: a systematic review||Kalkidan Hassenemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||30/01/2012||28/03/2012||
Khat (Catha edulis) chewing (consumption)
Comparator: non-Khat chewing
Measurements of blood pressure
|The effect of maternal employment status on breast feeding behavior in Africa: a systematic review||Tizta Tilahunfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||28/01/2013||28/01/2013||
women who had babies less than six months
Comparator: non-employed women
breast feeding behavior
|The effect of nurse endoscopists versus gastroenterologists on cecal intubation rates for the detection of adenomatous polyp detection: A systematic review protocol||Jordan Hopchikemail@example.com||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||01/07/2013||01/07/2013||
Cecal Intubation rate
|The effect of spending time outdoors on the physical and psychosocial health and wellbeing of older adults and their carers: A systematic review||Katherine Caldwellfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||17/10/2012||17/10/2012||
The review will consider older people aged 55 years or more, including those living in a community setting or a residential aged care facility, who may be living with a dementia related disease. In addition, this review will consider their caregivers, who are defined as individuals taking responsibility for the care of a person with or without dementia. The relationship of the caregiver to the person may be biological, by acquisition (related by marriage/contract) or by choice (not related biologically or marriage/contract).
Studies that measure outdoors use quantitatively, using observation or questionnaires, will be included. Outdoors is a broad term that encompasses all exposure to the outside environment, where participants are exposed to daylight and/or a natural setting, and may be partaking in any type of activity. Studies investigating sunlight exposure will be included if light is objectively measured using a light meter. Studies will be excluded if they utilise 'bright' artificial light sources, if they consider adapting the indoor environment in improving outcomes of interest or if they consider improving outdoors design to maximise outdoors use.
The comparator to be used in this review is indoors use and/or an absence of outdoors use and sunlight exposure.
This review will consider studies that include time spent outdoors, sunlight exposure and the following outcome measures:
physical activity levels;
vitamin D levels;
psychosocial well being:
quality of life;
satisfaction with service provision; and
There are many varied tools which may measure the outcomes of interest. Tools will be included if they have demonstrated to be a valid and reliable tool for measuring its corresponding outcome in this population.
|The effectiveness of aerobic exercise on hypertensive patients taking hypertensive agents: systematic review||Tirsit Rettaemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||30/01/2012||15/04/2013||
Hypertensive patients taking prescribed anti hypertensive agents
Any aerobic exercise
Comparator: No aerobic exercise or usual care
Blood pressure, complications, hospital visit, number of hospital visit and admissions
|The Effectiveness of Bed Position versus Chair Position on Reliability and Validity of Cardiac Index in Patients with a Pulmonary Artery Catheter: A Systematic Review||Todd Tartavoullefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||04/02/2013||04/02/2013||
Patients with a pulmonary artery catheter
Measuring cardiac index
Bed position vs Chair position
Difference in cardiac index
|The effectiveness of cleansing solutions for wound treatment: a systematic review||Paulo Queirós Revieweremail@example.com||No||Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice||07/11/2012||04/06/2013||
Patients with chronic and acute wounds.
Any cleansing solution.
The management of chronic and acute wounds has changed significantly in the last decade however minimal attention has been focused on the types of solutions used for wound cleansing.
Thus, the purpose of this systematic review is to investigate the effectiveness of cleansing solutions for wound treatment in clinical practice.
Infection, wound healing, cost analysis.
|The effectiveness of communication training programs on nurses' job satisfaction and confidence in communicating with adult cancer patients in in-patient settings||Fanny CHAN Chung Funfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||22/04/2012||18/04/2013||
Registered nurses working in acute hospitals
Communication training programs versus usual care
Primary outcomes: Nurses' job satisfaction and confidence in communicating with cancer patients
Secondary outcomes: Nurses' ability to understand cancer patients' needs and patients' levels of anxiety about cancer treatment regimen
|The effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction for the treatment of substance abuse: A systematic review||Michelle DeCoux Hamptonemail@example.com||No||UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Patient Care Quality Improvement||24/10/2013||24/10/2013||
Community-dwelling adults with substance use problems or disorders
face-to-face treatment or no treatment
frequency or severity of substance use
|The effectiveness of dedicated education units on student, faculty, and organizational outcomes: a comprehensive systematic review||Josephine M. Mancusofirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||05/08/2013||05/08/2013||
For Quantitative Review Question
Population: Undergraduate nursing students, school of nursing faculty, clinical instructors in practice settings, and organization administrators in practice settings.
For Qualitative Review Question
Population: Undergraduate nursing students, school of nursing faculty, clinical instructors in practice settings
For Quantitative Review Question
Intervention(s): Dedicated education unit
For Qualitative Review Question
Phenomenon of Interest: Perceptions of students, faculty and clinic instructors on the dedicated education unit.
For Quantitative Review Question
Comparator: �Traditional clinical placement models
For Qualitative Review Question
Context: Undergraduate clinical placements
For Quantitative Review Question
Outcome(s): Undergraduate nursing students, school of nursing faculty members' and clinical instructors' satisfaction, and competencies, and organizational outcomes; i.e. costs.
The specific review questions to be addressed are:
What is the effect of dedicated education units on student outcomes? What is the effect of dedicated education units on school of nursing faculty and clinical instructors in the practice setting? What is the effect of dedicated education units on schools of nursing and organizational outcomes?
|The Effectiveness of Dexmedetomidine on Pain Management and Rate of Respiratory Depression on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients: A systematic review||Cresilda Newsomemail@example.com||No||UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Patient Care Quality Improvement||02/07/2013||02/07/2013||
This review will consider studies that include adults (>18 years) undergoing all types of abdominal surgery, including both open and laparoscopic procedures, who are diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or who are high risk for OSA.
This review will evaluate the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine on pain management and rate of respiratory depression on adult patients with OSA for up to 48 hours following abdominal surgery. Studies that compare dexmedetomidine to narcotics, other analgesics, and placebo will be considered.
Narcotics, other analgesics, and placebos.
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures: amount of narcotic pain medication use, rate of respiratory depression, and patient level of pain.
|The effectiveness of family interventions for caregivers caring of person with first episode psychosis: a systematic review||Wilai Napafirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Thailand Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||04/02/2013||04/02/2013||
caregivers and siblings of those with schizophrenia spectrum disorders who engaged in family intervention both in the clinical and community settings.
Family intervention refers to the intervention relevant education, psychoeducation, communication and coping skill training, problem-solving training, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
1) Appraisal and Attitude toward patient
2) Psychological distress: score of burden, emotional distress level, stigma score/
3) Expressed emotion: type of expressed emotion pattern, communication pattern
|The effectiveness of guideline implementation strategies for specific groups of health professionals in improving quality of care and patient outcomes: a systematic review||Janine Margarita R. Dizon||Janine.Dizon@mymail.unisa.edu.au||No||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
different health professionals undertaking implementation strategies
Evidence based guideline implementation strategies (education, trainings, organizational support)
- �Versus no intervention
- versus use of brochures/pamphlets
Quality care outcomes (decrease waiting times, increase number of referrals to specialists, decrease mortality rates, etc) Patient outcomes (improved pain, strength, function, etc)
|The effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on mortality in adults with craniotrauma: A systematic review||Miloslav Klugaremail@example.com||No||JBI||03/12/2013||03/12/2013||
Adults with craniotrauma (over 18 years)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Standard intensive care regimen
Mortality, morbidity, and oxygen supply improvement for brain tissues.
|The effectiveness of interventions to improve adherence to inhalation therapy for people with chronic respiratory disease: A systematic review||To Ka Wingfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||20/04/2012||18/04/2013||
People of chronic respiratory disease with prescribed inhalation therapy
Intervention strategies to improve adherence to inhalation regimen and inhalation technique versus usual care
medication adherence (self-reported adherence, prescription refill rates), inhalation technique
Patient outcomes: Symptoms (frequency of nighttime awakening, level of dyspnoea), pulmonary function
Health status: Quality of life
Health service utilisation: Emergency department visits or general practitioners visits, hospitalisations due to exacerbation of respiratory symptoms
|The effectiveness of mental health training for primary healthcare workers on changing their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards mental illness: A systematic review||Dejene Tilahunemail@example.com||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||24/06/2013||24/06/2013||
The review will consider studies that included primary healthcare workers enrolled in any professional health care training (in-service training) such as community health workers, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other allied health professions.
The review will consider studies that evaluated the effectiveness of mental health-related training i.e theoretical education and field work/clinical practice on changing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of health care professionals towards mental illness.
Health care professionals who have no mental health related training.
This review will consider studies that included the following outcome measures; knowledge of mental illness, skills (communication & referral skill) and attitudes towards mental illness and people with mental illness.
|The effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction on health related outcomes for people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus : a systematic review||Yin Yin Dawfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Yangon Centre for Evidence Based Health Care ||07/08/2013||07/08/2013||
People living with HIV and taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) or not
Any Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques for patients living with HIV: With the duration of eight weeks training in MBSR Daily home practice of MBSR (30- 45 minutes) should be done during eight weeks A whole day MBSR retreatment between the week 6 or 7 The technique must be trained by any experts in MBSR
Any people living with HIV having no MBSR
As physical measure:
Adherence of antiretroviral therapy (ART) Absence of side effects of ART such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, anger, gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea, nausea and vomiting), neuropathic pain, dermatological problem such as rashes.24 CD4+ T lymphocyte counts, Viral load and other biochemical markers specifically related to HIV infection As psychological measures;
Any measurement scale for stress, anxiety and depression As quality of life
Any study which uses any scale for measuring of the quality of life
|The effectiveness of motivational interviewing on clients at risk of or with established cardiovascular diseases: a systematic review||Windy Lee Wai-Manemail@example.com||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||20/04/2012||18/04/2013||
People who are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases; and patients who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases
Either motivational interviewing as the sole intervention strategy or motivational interviewing as an intervention component versus usual care
Behavioural - Risk factor modification (smoking cessation, physical activity and dietary habits)
Psychosocial - Quality of Life
Clinical outcomes (cardiac-related hospitalisation/ cardiac-related mortality)
|The effectiveness of music in alleviating pain in preterm infants in the NICU: a systematic review||Tarja Pölkki, PhD (Secondary reviewer Anne Korhonen, PhD)||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||13/05/2012||07/01/2013||
Music (recorded and live music) vs. no intervention
Neonatal intensive care unit
Level of pain measured by pain scales, physiological and behavioural pain indicators.
|The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for the management of cardiotoxicity post cancer treatment: A systematic review||Misty Rushtonemail@example.com||No||JBI||10/12/2013||10/12/2013||
Patients with a diagnosis of cardiotoxicity after cancer therapy including chemotherapies known to be cardiotoxic and irradiation of heart cells
Non-Pharmacological cardiac rehabilitation interventions including; dietary modifications, meditation, yoga, physical activity, dance, and smoking cessation
Comparator: Usual post cancer and radiotherapy care (without cardiac rehabilitation interventions)
Improved cardiac function; improved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (echocardiogram), six minute walk test, blood pressure, quality of life and decrease in cardiac ischemia (chest pain) mortality and hospital re-admission
|The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions in improving psychological outcomes for heart transplant recipients: a systematic review||Aaron Conwayfirstname.lastname@example.org
||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||13/02/2013||13/02/2013||
This review will consider studies that include community living adults of all races and ethnicities who have received a heart transplant (inclusive of multi-organ recipients such as heart and lung transplants).
This review will consider studies that evaluate the effectiveness of any intervention that does not involve the administration of a medication. These may include psychological interventions, such as cognitive behaviour therapy, stress management and psychotherapy as well as other non-psychological interventions such as exercise and relaxation techniques.
Comparator: This review will consider studies that evaluate the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions compared with no intervention, another variation of a non-pharmacological intervention, combination of non-pharmacological intervention and pharmacological intervention or pharmacological intervention.
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures:
Clinical diagnosis of anxiety Clinical diagnosis of depression Anxiety symptoms as measured by a validated scale Depressive symptoms as measured by a validated scale Symptoms of stress as measured by a validated scale Mental health as measured by a validated quality of life scale
|The effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac rehabilitation programs following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A systematic review||Maria Antonietta Maresemail@example.com||No||The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care ||10/04/2013||06/11/2013||
Post coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients, male or female, 60+ years old with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD), multiple hospital presentations due to CVD, participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program
Nurse-led cardiac rehabilitation program
Non-participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program (usual care)
Health-related quality of life and hospital readmissions
|The effectiveness of organizational interventions versus self-directed interventions upon moral distress in critical care nurses: A systematic review||Camille Sheldonfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||04/09/2013||04/09/2013||
Critical care nurses
Organizational factors of adequate staffing and empowerment programs.
Comparator: Self-directed interventions of education and stress management.
Self-reported moral distress as measured by the Moral Distress Scale
|The effectiveness of physical therapy on the quality of life of older patients after total hip replacement delivered in inpatient settings: a systematic review||Miloslav Klugaremail@example.com ||No||JBI||03/12/2013||03/12/2013||
Older adults (over 65 years) who have had total hip replacement
Any type of Physical Therapy delivered in inpatients “settings”
Any type of Physical Therapy delivered in outpatients “settings”
Quality of life, assessed by any validated assessment tool (such as SF-36, etc.) (short-term: < 6 months after surgery, medium-term: 6-12 months after surgery, long-term: > 1 year after surgery)
|The effectiveness of rapid response teams activated by patients or family members of patients admitted to inpatient hospital units||Joycelyn Gardnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Patient Care Quality Improvement||10/07/2013||10/07/2013||
Adult and pediatric patients of inpatient hospital units and family members of all adult and pediatric patients admitted to inpatient hospital units
Activation of rapid response teams
Comparators: �Instances where Rapid Response Teams have not been activated by Family members or patients and where Rapid Response teams have not been activated at all.
Hospital wide mortality, survival to discharge after cardiopulmonary arrest, failure to resuscitate following rapid response intervention, transfers to hospital inpatient units for higher levels of care, number of hospital wide rapid response calls, and number of family initiated rapid response calls
|The effectiveness of school-based intervention program for adolescent suicide behavior: a systematic review||Surachai Chaniangemail@example.com||No||The Thailand Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||04/02/2013||04/02/2013||
The adolescent suicide behavior is aged 15 - 19 years old both male and female who participated School-based suicide intervention program.
School-based intervention program for adolescent suicide behavior which may include of psycho-education, coping strategies training, problem-solving skill, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
usual care/general school activity.
Knowledge toward suicidal ideation: knowledge score e.g. sign of suicide, warning sign suicide Attitude toward suicide behavior, and attitude toward treatment Help-behavior seeking skill such as seeking information, service accessing, seeking for treatment and others resources.
|The effectiveness of surgery for adults with hallux valgus deformity||Jitka Klugarovafirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||18/07/2013||18/07/2013||
Adults (18 years or older) who have undergone any type of hallux valgus surgery
Excluding adults with neurological problems causing foot deformaties e.g. cerebral palsy, neuropathy , stroke, MS
Any type of hallux valgus surgery
- Versus any type of hallux valgus surgery or no surgery
- Versus conservative treatment (such as physical therapy, taping, orthoses, etc.)
gait measures (short-term: < 6 months after surgery, medium-term: 6-12 months after surgery and long-term: > 1 year after surgery) Secondary outcomes
quality of life, assessed by any validated assessment tool (such as SF-36, etc.) patient satisfaction using any validated assessment tool pain using any validated pain assessment tool (such as the Visual Analogue Scale, Verbal Rating Scale, McGill Pain Questionnaire, etc.) adverse events All the above outcomes measured at the following time points:
short-term: < 6 months after surgery
medium-term: 6-12 months after surgery
long-term: > 1 year after surgery
|The effectiveness of Tai Chi fall prevention program on improving quality of life and reducing fear of falling among community-dwelling older adults||Chan Wai Shanemail@example.com||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||22/04/2012||08/10/2012||
Older adults (age 60 years or above) living in the community
Tai Chi fall prevention program versus usual care
Quality of life
Fear of falling
|The effectiveness of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in undergraduate nursing programmes: a Systematic Review||LP Fakudefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Witwatersrand Centre for Evidence based Practice ||15/11/2013||15/11/2013||
Students and teaching academics in undergraduate nursing programmes.
Technological enhanced teaching and learning methods in undergraduate nursing programmes. This involves the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to learning and teaching. For example: E-learning, use of the internet for teaching and learning, using blogs, technological tools afforded by mobile devices (phones/tablets) for learning.
Non- technologically enhanced learning in undergraduate nursing programmes. For example: Using face-to-face strategies like lectures and group discussion without using technologies.
Cognitive skills: subjectively or objectively assessed (Assessment of knowledge or conceptual understanding)
Improved clinical skills that includes: Safe clinical decision-making while performing skills in the use of computerised mannequins, e.g. resuscitation of a haemodynamically unstable patient.
|The effectiveness of temporary deafferentation of the arm on somatosensory and motor functions following stroke: a systematic review||Emmanuelle Opsommeremail@example.com||No||BEST: Bureau d’Echange des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins: An affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/02/2013||11/02/2013||
This review will consider all studies of adult patients (18 years and older) with a clinical diagnosis of stroke, either hemorrhagic or ischemic, that did not necessarily need to be confirmed using imaging studies regardless of level of severity and regardless of aetiology undergoing care starting any time after an acute stroke and in any setting.. Stroke is defined according to the World Health Organization definition as "a syndrome of rapidly developing symptoms and signs of focal, and at times global, loss of cerebral function lasting more than 24 hours or leading to death, with no apparent cause other than that of vascular origin"
A novel approach, capable of modulating mechanisms of bilateral cortical reorganisation, is deafferentation � It reduces voluntarily the somatosensory input in a body part by temporary anesthesia.
Early studies on deafferentation used a pneumatic tourniquet or nerve block to achieve anesthesia. Currently, studies focus on the use of an anesthetic cream (such as Emla �) covered with an occlusive bandage .
The deafferentation can be a stand-alone intervention or serve as an adjunct to a conventional intervention (e.g. usual care, or usual physiotherapy or occupational therapy treatment).
Comparator : We will seek trials that have the following comparisons: deafferentation alone versus no intervention; deafferentation alone versus conventional intervention; deafferentation alone versus placebo deafferentation (for example using placebo cream); deafferentation with conventional intervention versus conventional intervention alone; deafferentation with conventional intervention versus placebo with conventional intervention; or deafferentation plus other therapeutic or novel intervention versus other therapeutic or novel intervention alone.
The primary outcomes are those related to motor function and activity. Specific outcome measures considered include:
Upper limb function and activity:
arm function and activity: including assessments such as the Motor Assessment Scale (upper limb), Action Research Arm Test, Wolf Motor Function Test;
hand function and activity: including assessments such as the Nine Hole Peg Test, Box and Block Test.
Global motor function: including assessments such as the Motor Assessment Scale.
Secondary outcomes included measures of sensory function of arm and hand (e.g. light touch, mechanical sensation, temperature detection, two-point discrimination) activities of daily living (e.g. Functional Independence Measure, Barthel Index), participation restriction and quality of life (e.g. including assessments such as the SF36, EQ5D, Stroke Impact Scale or other patient-reported outcomes), pain (Visual Analogue Scale or Numeric Rating Scale). We also searched for imaging studies including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) , magnetoencephalography (MEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)) and, reported adverse effects (e.g. swelling, injury and death).
|The effectiveness of tools used to evaluate successful critical decision making skills for applicants to healthcare graduate educational programs: A systematic review protocol||Brian E. Benhamfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||05/09/2013||05/09/2013||
Student applicants to healthcare graduate educational programs
Utilization of unique tools to evaluate critical decision making in applicants (e.g. CCTST [California Critical Thinking Skills Test], CTOE [Arnett Critical Thinking Outcome Evaluation], HCTSR [Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric], WGCTA [Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal], Prevue, simulation-based evaluation, and others unknown).
Comparator: Utilization of GPA (grade point average), GRE (Graduate Readiness Exam), MAT (Miller Analogies Test), MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), or GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).
Success as measured by quantitative evaluations based on specific field of study standards.
|The effectiveness of university-based interventions for young adults with obesity: a systematic review||Consuelo Gonzalez-Suarezemail@example.com||No||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
Adolescents and young adults aged 16 - 22 years old who undergo interventions for obesity and overweight in a university based setting
Activity modification, diet modification, education on obesity, or any combination of these conducted in a university based setting
BMI Weight Waistline Percentage body fat Other body measurements
|The effectiveness of using aripiprazole (Abilify) as an adjunctive therapy with antidepressants compared to antidepressants alone for treating adults with suicidal symptoms : a systematic review of quantitative evidence.||Charles Alan Walkerfirstname.lastname@example.org ||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||04/02/2014||04/02/2014||
Adults aged 24 to 100, both women and men
aripiprazole (abilify) as an adjunctive therapy
(Comparator): Antidepressants alone, without arpiprazone
Suicidal symptoms including (a) overt or covert statements or gestures suggesting suicidal intent or ideation, (b) threats of self-harm, (c) self-injury, (d) a recent and life-altering loss, and (e) presence of psychiatric disorder (affective illness, substance abuse, schizophrenia), including command or imperative hallucinations.
An objective measure will be used to measure these and other major risk factors; the SAD PERSONS Scale.
. Scoring of this valid and reliable 10-item scale yields an unweighted score of 0 to 10. Self-report of family history of suicide, degree of hopelessness and helplessness, and lethality of an identified plan may be used as categorical data.
|The Effectiveness of Video / DVD-Based Training on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Skill Acquisition and Retention: A Systematic Review||Andy Tsangemail@example.com||No||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Participants of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Training
Video / DVD-Based Programme
Other instructional methods
Skill acquisition and retention
|The effectiveness of yoga in improving the cardiopulmonary functions in adults with emphysema: a systematic review||Valentin C. Donesfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
Clinically stable adults diagnosed with emphysema.
Excluding subjects with active symptoms, history of exacerbation or respiratory tract infections or tuberculosis
Yoga (particularly pranayama and asanas)
�Versus standard medical treatment or conventional drug therapy
Versus pulmonary rehabilitation such as exercise
Primary outcome: cardiopulmonary function (forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), residual volume, functional residual capacity, FEV1/FVC ratio, diffusion capacity and total lung capacity)
Secondary Outcome: Psychological well being, assessed by any validated assessment tool (such as WEMWBS, K10 ), Quality of life using FS-36, Physical performance using any validated assessment tool
|The Effects of Fatigue amongst Nurse Anaesthetists on Patient||Laura Bonanno||LBonan@lsushsc.edu||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/02/2013||11/02/2013||
Fatigue amongst nurse anaesthetists
Nurse anaesthetists without fatigue
Incidence of morbidity and mortality in anaesthesia patients
attributed to decreased vigilance such as medication errors, procedural errors, or omission of pertinent patient history
|The effects of practice size on quality of care||Ng Kok Pingemail@example.com||No||JBI||28/01/2011||13/02/2012||
Studies with primary care practices, family practices, or general practices as participants will be included
Studies using practice size as an independent variable will be included. A preliminary literature search found a few terms used synonymously with practice size. Hence, to be as inclusive in our search as possible, practice size would be defined in terms of any of the following: 1) list size (patient list size, caseload or volume per practice) 2) team size (number of physician or clinician per practice) 3) practice partnership (solo practice vs partnership practice)
Studies measuring quality of care in terms of clinical processes, clinical outcomes, patient reported outcomes and patient satisfaction outcomes will be included.
|The Evidence for the Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a systematic review||Consuelo Gonzalez-Suarezfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
Adults (18 years or older) who have been classified to have Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed with the ACR classification
Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture 3. Electro Acupuncture (maramipokasiakongnakitangmga study nasinasamanilaito so di pa poako sure kung isasamakongaito
Versus Sham (placebo) Acupuncture Versus No Treatment
Primary outcome Visual Analog Scale Tender Joint Count
|The Evidence of Effectiviness and Toxicities of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy and 2D Conventional Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: a systematic review||Janine Margarita R. Dizon||Janine.Dizon@mymail.unisa.edu.au||No||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
Studies with population of non metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
- �Versus 2D conventional radiotherapy
Oncologic outcomes (Local control, disease free survival, overall survival) Secondary outcomes
Quality of Life Toxicities (Xerostomia, dysphagia, mucositis, otologic dysfunction)
|The experience of caring for a hospitalized, critically ill child of informal family care-givers: a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Yin Yin Dawemail@example.com||No||Danish Centre of Systematic Reviews in Nursing||01/10/2013||01/10/2013||
Informal caregivers (parents or family members) of hospitalized, critically ill children
The experiences of caring for a hospitalized, critically ill child of informal family care-givers
Hospital Settings including:
- Intensive Care Units (ICU)
- Critical Care Units (CCU)
- Highly Dependency Units (HDU)
Critically ill children with at least 24 hours hospital admission duration.
Experiences of informal family caregivers of caring for a hospitalized critically ill child, including experiences of:
- physical impact (sleep and rest, nutrition, health);
- practical impact (accommodation, transportation, financial, employment);
- psychological/emotional impact (stress, conflicts, challenges, hopes and despair);
- social impact (family coping/ functioning, social disturbances and participation, communication and support), and;
- spiritual impact distress/ disturbance).
|The experience of institutionally driven collaborative models between higher education institutions in health professions degree programmes: a qualitative systematic review||F Danielsfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Witwatersrand Centre for Evidence based Practice ||08/10/2013||08/10/2013||
Students in health professions programmes, academics and managers involved in the collaboration processes of the health professions degree programmes.
Phenomena of Interest:
The review will consider studies, publications, and reports that detail experiences of students, academics and managers regarding institutionally driven collaborative models in health profession degree programmes.
Health professional degree programs that incorporate institutionally driven collaborative models in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
|The experience of parents having a newborn diagnosed with a congenital anomaly at birth: A Systematic Review||Laura Bonanno CRNA, DNP LSUHSC School of Nursingemail@example.com||No||The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: An Affiliated Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||08/07/2011||16/04/2013||
Parents of a newborn diagnosed with a congenital anomaly at birth
The experience of being informed that your newborn has a congenital anomaly
The hospital environment including hospital room, labor and delivery room, and operating room
|The experience of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in undergraduate nursing programmes: a qualitative systematic review||LP Fakudefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Witwatersrand Centre for Evidence based Practice ||15/11/2013||15/11/2013||
Undergraduate students, teaching academics and Communication Technology personnel involved in undergraduate nursing programmes
The experiences of undergraduate students teaching academic staff and communication technology personnel regarding the use of TEL in undergraduate nursing programmes.
Undergraduate nursing degree programs that integrate ICTs in teaching and learning.
|The experiences of adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and their satisfaction with transition programs to adult services: a systematic review||Paula Mäkeläinen, PhD (Secondary reviewer Anne Korhonen, PhD)||Paula.email@example.com; Anne.firstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||20/05/2012||19/05/2013||
Population: Young people / adolescents, aged from 11 to 18 years with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, who have transferred from paediatric services and prepared to transfer to adult services.
Adolescents' experiences and satisfaction of transition of care and / or counselling as a means of perceived / experienced quality of life, empowerment, self-care skills, self-efficacy or adherence to care.
Transition period from paediatric to adult healthcare services.
|The experiences of Advanced Practice Nursing students and Nurse Practitioner students of faculty strategies that influence the transition from Registered Nurse to Advanced Practice Nurse or Nurse Practitioner: a systematic review protocol||Margaret (Peggy) Joyce||Peg.email@example.com||No||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||30/09/2013||30/09/2013||
Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) students and Nurse Practitioner (NP) students.
Phenomena of Interest: The experiences of APNs and NPs of the facilitators and inhibitors, such as faculty staffs’ behaviors and strategies, that influence the transition process from the role of Registered Nurse (RN) to APN or NP.
Graduate nursing programs
|The experiences of patients who are on dialysis and waiting for a cadaveric renal transplant||Tania Burnsfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||Wollongong Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care – An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Brigss Institute||15/10/2012||15/10/2012||
Adult patients who are on dialysis
Lived experiences of waiting for cadaveric renal transplant
Hospital, home, family life
|The lived experience of adults surviving lung cancer two or more years: A systematic review||Debbie Rheaemail@example.com||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
|The nurse’s role in bedside rounds: A systematic review||Cass Piper Sandovalfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Kintampo Health Research Centre (Ghana) ||01/10/2013||01/10/2013||
This review will consider studies that address nurse participation in interdisciplinary rounds.
Phenomena of Interest: This review will evaluate the barriers to nurse participation and how different rounding models can have an impact on various outcomes.
The context will include hospital settings where a team of clinicians conducts regular rounds on patients.
Outcomes to be considered include RN satisfaction and engagement along with other members of the interdisciplinary team, knowledge of the patient’s plan of care, and the effect on communication between team members as well as patients and families.
|The use experience of programs to promote health in retirement: a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Helena Loureiroemail@example.com ||No||Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice||14/10/2013||14/10/2013||
Individuals and families during the retirement period.
Phenomena of Interest: The experiences of individuals and families during the retirement period subject to programs that have been implemented to improve their health status.
The investment in actions which promote an active ageing becomes urgent in an aged population, not only to promote the quality of biophysiological, psychological and social domains in older adults, but also to balance among a constellation of systems and factors which influence it, such as family, work, society, and the systemic interactions relationships between them.
Transition to retirement is one of the events whose experience interferes in this balance and several authors argue that the implementation of health programs can be a relevant strategy to promote the health state of individuals' and their families.
However this isn´t a regular practice in Portugal, that’s why we consider relevant to develop this research, whose overall objective is to know the programs and intervention strategies that have been recently implemented at international level, with the goal of promoting the health of individuals and families experiencing the transition to retirement.
Self-efficacy perception; Self-esteem perception; Quality of life; Family strengths; Family resilience; Personal fulfillment, Happiness; Meaning of life; Marital satisfaction
|The use of dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to benzodiazepine-based therapy to decrease the severity of delirium in alcohol withdrawal in adult intensive care unit patients||Anne Dabrow Woodsfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||29/08/2013||29/08/2013||
Intensive care unit patients over 18 years of age experiencing alcohol withdrawal delirium
Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to benzodiazepine-based therapy to decrease delirium severity in alcohol withdrawal
Intervention(s): Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to benzodiazepine-based therapy to decrease delirium severity in alcohol withdrawal
Intervention(s): �Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to benzodiazepine-based therapy to decrease delirium severity in alcohol withdrawal Intervention(s): Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to benzodiazepine-based therapy to decrease delirium severity in alcohol withdrawal
Comparator: �Benzodiazepine-based therapy to decrease delirium severity in alcohol withdrawal
Decrease in delirium severity in alcohol withdrawal*
�*I am using the general outcome of delirium severity since there are a variety �of tools that are used to measure severity of delirium.
|The Views and Experiences of Individuals Ageing with a Spinal Cord Injury: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence||Julia Mazemail@example.com ||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||12/11/2013||12/11/2013||
This review will consider studies that include male and female participants, aged 18 years and over who have sustained an acute spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia or tetraplegia and who intimate some lifetime experience of ageing with this disability.
Phenomena of Interest:
This review will consider studies that include a focus on the personal factors, coping strategies or contexts which facilitate or hinder the process of ageing with a SCI.
Studies conducted in hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation settings, home and nursing homes will be considered for inclusion. No demographic or geographic restriction placed on sample participants or study setting.
|The views and experiences of lay people in low income countries regarding health-related research and its associated processes: a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Catrin Evansfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||23/06/2013||23/06/2013||
Lay people (current or past research participants, family members of research participants, and/or community members)
Phenomena of Interest: Views and experiences of lay people regarding health-related research and its associated processes
Low income countries [a World Bank economy classification will be used, which defines low income countries as those having an annual gross national product per capita equivalent to $1,025 or less]. The research settings will include hospitals, research clinics, homes and the community.
|Title Educational interventions to enhance health professionals knowledge in Direct Observed Therapy of Tuberculosis (DOTS): a systematic review||Rarianne Carvalho Peruhype,University of Sao Paulo (secondary: Fiona Bath-Hextall,University of Nottingham; Co Reviewer : Pedro Palha)||Fiona.Bath-Hextall@nottingham.ac.uk||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||22/11/2012||22/11/2012||
Any educational intervention
No intervention or different types of interventions
Cases if TB
|Urban-rural disparity in contraceptive utilization among women of child-bearing age in developing countries: A systematic review||Misra Abdulahi (Secondary Reviewer Kalkidan Hassen Email email@example.com )||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||10/12/2012||10/12/2012||
Women of child-bearing age in developing countries
Focus of review: Contraceptive utilization in urban and rural areas
Prevalence of contraceptive use
|Validity of measurement instruments in identification of postpartum depression among new mothers and fathers: a systematic review||Teija Korhonen, PhD (2nd reviewer: Kaisa Haatainen, PhD; 3rd reviewer: Tuovi Hakulinen-Viitanen, PhD)||email@example.com||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||21/04/2011||15/04/2013||
new parents�(mothers and fathers)
use of�measure�instrument (EPDS)
use of�other instrument�or no instrument
validity of �measure�instrument in�identification of�postpartum depression�among new parents
|What are the experiences of health professionals in changing practice for TB control? (Innovation)||Rarianne Carvalho Peruhype,University of Sao Paulo (Secondary: Fiona Bath-Hextall,University of Nottingham; Co Reviewer: Pedro Palha )||Fiona.Bath-Hextall@nottingham.ac.uk||No||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||22/11/2012||22/11/2012||
Phenomina of Interest -Their experiences
Community health services