Improving the uptake of systematic reviews: a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and relevance.
Bottom Line: Juxtaposing barriers and facilitators alongside the identified interventions, it was clear that the three effective approaches addressed a wide range of barriers and facilitators.A limited number of studies were found for inclusion.This review addressed effectiveness and also appropriateness of knowledge uptake strategies.
Affiliation: Department of Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford, UK.Show MeSH
Mentions: Figure 2 outlines the number of studies included at various stages of this second, overarching review. Systematic and exhaustive searches identified 3329 citations in total. Retrieval, screening and classification of full reports had previously resulted in the identification of 27 studies addressing barriers and 15 studies that included facilitators.1011 These were now joined by the 10 studies evaluating interventions to enhance systematic review uptake.28–37 Use of multiple data sources can enhance the credibility of findings.39 Intervention study characteristics were included in table 1 while barrier and facilitator study characteristics were described previously.1011The synthesis of these barrier, facilitator and intervention studies, with the three most effective interventions listed first, is outlined in table 4.
Affiliation: Department of Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford, UK.