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ERIC Number: EJ1132144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Pruning and Prioritising: A Case Study of a Pragmatic Method for Managing a Rapid Systematic Review with Limited Resources
Harnan, Sue Elizabeth; Cooper, Katy; Jones, Sarah Lynne; Jones, Elaine
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v11 n4 p589-601 Nov 2015
Full systematic reviews are time and resource heavy. We describe a method successfully used to produce a rapid review of yoga for health and wellbeing, with limited resources, using mapping methods. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were developed a priori and refined "post hoc," with the review team blind to the study results to minimise the introduction of bias. This method allowed the review to be tailored to make use of the best available evidence and the health topics of most relevance to the commissioners, and to enable the evidence base to be disseminated to practitioners in a timely fashion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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