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Using qualitative synthesis to explore heterogeneity of complex interventions

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, August 2011
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Title
Using qualitative synthesis to explore heterogeneity of complex interventions
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-11-124
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Authors

Bridget Candy, Michael King, Louise Jones, Sandy Oliver

Abstract

Including qualitative evidence on patients' perspectives in systematic reviews of complex interventions may reveal reasons for variation in trial findings. This is particularly the case when the intervention is for a long-term disease, as management may rely heavily on the efforts of the patient. Inclusion though seldom happens, possibly because of methodological challenges, and when it does occur the different forms of evidence are often kept separate. To explore heterogeneity in trial findings, we tested a novel approach to integrate qualitative review evidence on patients' perspectives with evidence from a Cochrane systematic review.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 4%
Brazil 2 2%
Portugal 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 96 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 28 27%
Student > Master 21 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 15%
Other 7 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 11 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 37%
Social Sciences 28 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 8%
Psychology 6 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 4%
Other 6 6%
Unknown 14 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 February 2016.
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#3,518,555
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