Summary of findings tables for communicating key findings of systematic reviews

Aislinn Conway (Corresponding Author), Mike J. Clarke, Shaun Patrick Treweek, Holger Schunemann, Nancy Santesso, Rebecca L Morgan, Mark Darragh, Lisa K Maguire, Declan Devane

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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Methodology). The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of 'Summary of findings' tables on communicating key findings of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.

This will be achieved by:

assessing the effects of 'Summary of findings' tables versus full versions of systematic reviews on communicating key findings of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions;

assessing the effects of 'Summary of findings' tables plus full review versus full review (no 'Summary of findings' tables);

assessing the effects of 'Summary of findings' tables versus other summaries of systematic reviews on communicating key findings of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions;

assessing the effects of interactive 'Summary of findings' tables versus static 'Summary of findings' tables on communicating key findings of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions;

assessing the effects of 'Summary of findings' tables versus other formats of 'Summary of findings' tables on communicating key findings of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions;

assessing how particular participant groups e.g. patients, healthcare providers, policy makers, understand and apply the information from the 'Summary of findings' tables.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberMR000044
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017

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Conway, A., Clarke, M. J., Treweek, S. P., Schunemann, H., Santesso, N., Morgan, R. L., Darragh, M., Maguire, L. K., & Devane, D. (2017). Summary of findings tables for communicating key findings of systematic reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2), [MR000044]. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.MR000044