|'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||26/11/2013||
People who are diagnosed as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
Perception of recovery from severe mental illness
in community settings
|A Comprehensive Systematic Review of Coronary Artery Disease in Asian Indians||Ajitha Ninan, Juvy Acosta, Theodora Kulascz, Patrick Mattis, Cheryl Hollyemail@example.com||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||21/04/2011||02/04/2012||
Asian Indians (AI)
Preventive strategies for coronary artery/heart disease
The main objective of this systematic review is to examine the best available evidence regarding AIs and heart disease, specifically, assessment, screening, prevention, and treatment for coronary artery disease (CAD) in Asian Indians.
|A comprehensive systematic review of management strategies used for BPSD||Matthew Kowald||Matthew.Kowald@health.sa.gov.au||Yes||JBI||26/08/2011||11/09/2013||
65+ year old people regardless of gender and co morbidities living in residential care with BPSD.
Not including acute psycho-geriatric inpatient.
Strategies and methods to manage behaviours and reduce the impact of described behaviour such as hitting, spitting, calling out.
The management strategies and their effectiveness and meaningfulness as applied to the residents who have a diagnosis of BPSD.
Management is defined as an intervention either career based, alternative, environmental or pharmacological.
Effective management can be described as interventions that reduce the�manifestation of described symptoms through the explicit use of an�intervention.
Description and analysis of the described behaviours and the effectiveness and meaningfulness for applied strategies to manage the behaviours exhibited by residential care clients with BPSD.
|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 comprehensive systematic review of the experiences of undergraduate nursing students choosing to study at an English speaking university outside their homeland||R P Terwjin||Ruth.Terwijn@usq.edu.au||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||29/03/2012||
This review will focus on international undergraduate CALD and EAL nursing students, who are studying at universities outside their homeland
This review will consider studies that describe the experiences of international undergraduate CALD and EAL nursing students, studying outside their homeland. These experiences may include personal challenges, such as cultural and racial issues, communication difficulties, social isolation and separation from family and loved ones, as well as identified strengths such as personal resilience in the face of adversity, potential for future career opportunities and increase in social status.
|A comprehensive systematic review on interprofessional programs of education||Cheryl Holly, EdD, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||27/03/2012||20/11/2013||
All health professions student (including but not limited to: nursing, medical, dental, pharmacy and allied health students) and all faculty members who are involved in the teaching, integration, promotion or evaluation of interprofessional programs of education
Any educational program that sought to teach, integrate, promote, or evaluate interprofessional education
Higher education in the healthcare setting
Teaching methods, evaluation of interprofessional activities, including content and efficacy, and perceptions of faculty and students regarding interprofessional learning collaboratives
|A meta-analytical review of the effect of spiritual interventions on the biological, psychological, and spiritual outcomes of oncology patients||Chi-Fen Tsengemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
cancer patients Goncology
spiritual interventions spiritual care spirituality
biology, psychology, and spirituality
|A Qualitative Review on Older People's Views and Experiences of Falls-Prevention Interventions||Shirling Linfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
elderly people age older than 60 years old
older people's views and experiences of falls-prevention interventions
the elderly people' own self reported experience
|A qualitative systematic review of the experiences of Australian advanced practice nurses working in acute care settings||Mary-anne Ramis (JBI HDR Student)||Mary-Anne.Ramis4@mater.org.au||Yes||JBI||15/03/2011||04/06/2013||
Advanced Practice Nurses providing patient care in acute care settings
experiences (particularly the experiences involved in caring for patients with complex health care needs
No outcome is stated as this is a qualitative review.
|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 Guerdenemail@example.com||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 and meta-analysis on the Preventive Measures to Reduce the Incidence of Falls among the Elderly||Josephine Joy Reyesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
exercise programs to prevent falls
no exercise or usual exercise
number of falls
|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 factors affecting optimum pain management in emergency departments||Assist. Prof. Dr. Achara Sukonthasarnemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
patients, their family members, physicians, or nurses in emergency departments.
factors affecting pain management in emergency departments.
patient satisfaction, relief or reduction of pain, and time to first analgesia
|A systematic review of physical health promotion activities provided to adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV.||Melanie S. Percyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||16/05/2011||15/04/2013||
Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV
There is no single intervention of interest. This review will consider studies of� physical� health promotion activities provided to adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV.
Health promotion activities targeting adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV.
Improved physical health for adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV.
|A systematic review of precepted experience outcomes of baccalaureate nursing students||Dawn Kozlowskiemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
baccalaureate nursing students
|A systematic review of psychometric properties of health related quality of life instruments used with Lichen Planus patients||Huey-Shys Chenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||13/05/2011||15/04/2013||
Lichen Planus patients
There is no single intervention of interest. This review will consider studies of health related quality of life� instruments used� with Lichen Planus patients
Use of health related quality of life instruments
psychometric properties and the clinical feasibility of health related quality of life instruments with Lichen Planus patients
|A Systematic Review of the Association between Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Childhood Obesity||Rubab Qureshiemail@example.com||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||05/02/2013||04/06/2013||
Women who gave birth and their children
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke or second hand smoke during pregnancy based on
Self report Cotinine levels
No exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
Weight, height/length and Ponderal Index at birth and up to 2 years of age, Body Mass Index from 2 years onwards
|A systematic review of the effect of a support group for minority nursing students on graduation rates||Leanne H. Fowlerfirstname.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||
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 Mokemail@example.com||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 of the effectiveness of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) educational programs for allied health professionals||Janine Dizon||Janine.Dizon@adelaide.edu.au||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
allied health professionals
Evidence Based Practice (EBP) educational programs
no training or wait listed for a training
Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Behavior
|A systematic review of the effectiveness of modified Atkins diet on seizure reduction||Lee-Chun Tang, RN, MSNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Adult with Epilepsy
Modified Atkins diet
|A systematic review of the effectiveness of preferred or familiar music listening on older adults with dementia.||Huei-chuan Sung, RN, PhD, Assistant professor, Tzu Chi college of Technology, Taiwanemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
This review will consider studies that include older adults aged 65 or older and diagnosed with dementia who exhibit behavioural or psychological symptoms.
All studies evaluating preferred or familiar music listening interventions for the prevention of behavioural or psychological symptoms of older adults with dementia will be considered for inclusion in the review.
Usual care or other types of interventions
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures: behavioral and psychological symptoms, agitated behaviours, anxiety, or depression.
|A systematic review of the effectiveness of skin care in the prevention and treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis among adult patients||Mei-Yu Hsu||My_shu@tzuchi.com.tw||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
We will review all studies that include adult patients who are at least 18 years old.
This review will identify the skin care interventions involved in preventing and treating incontinence-associated dermatitis. Types of interventions include skin care programmes, skin care regimens, skin cleansers, skin barriers, skin protectants, and skin moisturizers.
We will review the clinical outcomes of the comprehensive interventions mentioned above vs. treatments with some of those interventions vs. only standard care vs. no intervention at all.
One of the primary outcomes is the incidence rates of incontinence associated dermatitis in regards to the different interventions. Another primary outcome is the healing time involved for the various interventions. Secondary outcomes include the cost-effectiveness (direct and indirect) of the various interventions.
|A systematic review of the effectiveness, appropriateness, meaningfulness & feasibility of demand side financing measures that aim to improve maternal health service utilisation & outcomes - particular reference to rural, poor & socially excluded women||Dr Susan F Murray, Professor Debra Bick, Professor Tim Ensor, Dr Ramila Bisht (King’s College London, UK)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||07/06/2011||13/02/2012||
Pregnant women, women in the year following pregnancy, infants up to one year of age
demand side financing measures
low- and middle-income countries (World Bank definition)
maternal health service utilisation; maternal, perinatal and infant morbidity and mortality outcomes up to 12 months after birth
|A systematic review of the experiences of cancer patients living with malignant fungating wounds||Mei-Yu Hsu||My_shu@tzuchi.com.tw||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
This review will consider all studies of adult cancer patients with malignant fungating wounds.
The review will include studies that have descriptions of the participants' experiences in living with malignant fungating wounds.
This review will consider studies conducted in inpatient, outpatient, or community settings that are published in either English or Chinese.
The outcomes are the participants' own self reported experiences in various setting in co-existing with malignant fungating wounds.
|A systematic review of the feasibility of home-based care for HIV/AIDS clients in Africa.||Zethu Nkosiemail@example.com.||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Studies that include either family members or community caregivers providing care to individuals with HIV/AIDS clients within the home.
Caregivers may be members of the family or may be members of the community who volunteer their services to help care for the HIV/AIDS sufferer.
Studies will be limited to settings within Africa
The phenomenon of interest is the feasibility of home-based care for caregivers of HIV/AIDS clients. In particular the phenomena of interest are consumables, infrastructure and support required to provide care in the home that includes, but is not limited to; Food and water,soap and linen,dressings and medication,education / skills acquisition, Psychosocial support, and Financial support.
Home-based care to HIV/AIDS clients in Africa.
Objective measures of the provision and access to consumables, infrastructure and support for the home care of HIV/AIDS sufferers. Objective and subjective measures of the consequences of the ability / inability to access consumables, infrastructure and support for home-based care to HIV/AIDS clients in Africa.
|A systematic review of the feasibility of videoconference telepsychiatry for public mental health services.||Jennifer Chippsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Adults (18 years and over)
Mental health disorders
Public (state) mental health services
The phenomenon of interest is the feasibility, including cost, of VC telepsychiatry for the assessment and follow up of MHSU in public mental health services
Objective and subjective measures of the provision and access to consumables, infrastructure and support for the provision of Telepsychiatry.
Objective and subjective measures of the consequences of the ability / inability to access consumables, infrastructure and support for Telepsychiatry in South Africa.
Objective measures of cost of treatment of MHCUs via VC and potential cost savings.
|A systematic review of the outcome of videoconference telepsychiatry for public mental health services in Africa.||Jennifer Chippsemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||28/03/2012||
Adults (18 years and over)
Serious mental health disorders warranting admission to hospital or attendance to mental health clinics.
Public mental health (state) services
The intervention of interest will include VC telepsychiatry for the assessment and follow up of MHCU or patients in public mental health services with serious mental health problems.
Objective measures of the reliability and accuracy of diagnostic decisions in Videoconference (VC) vs Face to Face (F2F) assessment of MHCUs
Objective measures of mental health outcomes such as mental status measured using standard measures eg. Health of the National Outcome Score, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale for Schizophrenia.
Objective measures of satisfaction for clinicians and MHCUs
|A systematic review of validation studies on the optimal time for screening for postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression screening (EPDS) questionnaire||Ginette Langefirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||18/05/2011||15/04/2013||
determination of the best time to conduct screening
Optimal time for screening
|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
|A systematic review on the effects of nurse-led clinics on health outcomes and health service utilization in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||Henry Poonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Patients aged over 60 years old who are community dwelling with diagnosis of mild, moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The review will consider studies that evaluate the effect of attending a nurse-led/ nurse-managed COPD clinic or receiving the nurse-led service for COPD patients
Exacerbation of COPD symptoms or dyspnoea, hospital admission rate, length of hospital stay, quality of life reduction of risk factors, patient satisfaction, self-care ability, and self-care behavior
|A Systematic Review: Minimum Time to Ambulate Patients Following Cardiac Catheterization||Rita Musantiemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Adults Having Cardiac Catheterization
Adults Having Cardiac Catheterization
Incidence of Complications Related to Ambulation Following Cardiac Catheterization
|A Systematic Review:Preventing Delirium in Hospitalized Adults||David Anthony (Tony) Forresterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Acute Care Non-ICU Hospitalized Adults
Non-ICU, Non-Psychiatric, Medical-Surgical Units
Absence of or Reduction in the Incidence of Delirium
|A systemic review on the effectiveness of nurse-led pre-operative assessment clinics or services for patients receiving elective orthopaedic surgery||Chan Sau Man Connyemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||21/02/2012||
Adult and paediatric surgical patients who are having elective orthopaedic surgeries in hospital or day surgery centres.
The review will consider studies that evaluate the effect of attending a pre-operative assessment nurse-led/ nurse-managed clinic or receiving the pre-operative assessment nurse-led/ nurse-managed service for orthopaedic patients.
Patient outcomes: level of patient satisfaction length of hospital stay postoperative complications adverse effects patients experienced from surgery preoperative anxiety postoperative pain likelihood of perioperative blood transfusion mortality Health service outcomes: cancellation of elective orthopaedic surgery savings in health care cost patient waiting time
|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
|Acute care nurses' experiences of implementing change: A systematic review||Penny Mooreemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|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 Markovtzevfirstname.lastname@example.org||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
|Association between nurse staffing and hospitalised children's health outcomes: A systematic review||Sally Wilsonemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Hospitalised children (0-18yrs)
Nurse staffing - skill mix, Nurse hours per patient day (NHPPD), Nurse-patient ratios
Context - Hospital wards
Health outcomes including adverse events, nosocomial infection rates, post-operative complications, patient safety
|Association of sleep and falls in older adults: A systematic review protocol||Tan Ying Hua Gracefirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Singapore National University Hospital Centre for Evidence-based Nursing ||15/07/2013||15/07/2013||
Adults age 65 years and above
Sleep Characteristics (e.g. sleep duration, sleep quality, �daytime and night time sleep characteristics)
Incidence of falls
|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
|Barriers to the uptake of research knowledge in clinical decision making: a comprehensive systematic review||Susanne Pearceemail@example.com||No||The Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Evidence Based Practice ||31/08/2011||02/10/2012||
This review�will�appraise and synthesise the best available evidence regarding the barriers to the uptake of research knowledge in clinical decision making by nurses
Any healthcare setting
|Bleeding risks of femoral arterial closure devices compared to compression methods - A Systematic Review||Alaina Cyrfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||15/03/2011||02/04/2012||
Cardiovascular adult patients status post femoral sheath removal following endovascular procedures. Patients undergoing procedures using radial or brachial access will not be included.
arterial closure devices and traditional compression methods used following femoral arterial sheath removal.
difference in femoral arterial closure devices and traditional compression methods on bleeding risks
|Cerebral Oxygen Desaturation Monitored by Intraoperative Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, And Incidence of Post-operative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Systematic Review||Omar Lopez ( Secondary Reviewer Timothy Gollaher email email@example.com )||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||06/12/2012||29/01/2013||
Patients undergoing general anesthesia in the operating room
Use of near infrared spectroscopy
Clinical observation of patient and standard monitors excluding near-infrared spectroscopy
Incidence of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction.
|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)||email@example.com||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
|Clients experience of HIV testing in industrialised country context||Catrin Evans
|Clinical comparison of non-invasive blood pressure measurement at different sites: a systematic review||Isabel Ng Hui Leng (secondary: Dora Lang firstname.lastname@example.org; Emily Ang email@example.com)||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Singapore National University Hospital Centre for Evidence-based Nursing ||25/11/2012||25/11/2012||
Studies that included healthy volunteers and or adult hospitalized patients Both gender included
-� Studies that included adult hospitalized patients with known or diagnosed vascular diseases, or medical condition that renders blood pressure taking inappropriate at the upper or lower limb
-� Studies that included pregnant or birthing volunteers and or adult hospitalized patients
-� Studies that included blood pressure measurements on single site only
Interventions of interest included blood pressure taking using oscillometric measurement devices at varying body sites but not limited to:
- Supraorbital artery
- � Thigh
- � Ankle
Comparison data that included blood pressure taking using oscillometric measurement at upper arm (single or both arms)
Outcomes of interest include:
- � Mean differences in blood pressure measurements (systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure) at different body sites with reference to the upper arm
- Patient discomfort experienced during the blood pressure taking
5. Types of studies
|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
|Communication for development interventions lead to social change that supports improved development outcomes (such as health, conflict reduction or DRR) for vulnerable people in fragile states.||Andrew Skuse (Development Studies University of Adelaide)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||02/06/2011||13/02/2012||
Vulnerable people (i.e. chronically poor, poor, marginalised, socially dislocated)
Communication for Development initiatives (i.e. promoting information and communication resources)
Fragile states (i.e. latent conflict, conflict or post-conflict scenarios)
Increased social resilience, self-efficacy, reduction in inequality/marginalisation, access to services (i.e. things associated with conflict reduction, peace-building, improved health and so on).
|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: email@example.com )||firstname.lastname@example.org||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
|Comprehensive systematic review of the effectiveness of preschool feeding programs on physcial and psychosocial health for disadvantaged young children||Susanne Pearceemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
The quantitative component of this review will consider studies that include young children between the ages of six months and up to six years of age.
The quantitative component of the review will consider studies that evaluate nutritional supplementation programs given to preschool children in a variety of forms, such as general food provision as well as targeted high level nutritional supplements.
Types of outcomes for consideration include impact on children's physical condition, such as weight and height, Body mass index, impact on health and well-being, such as reduced incidences of illness, impact on cognitive function, such as ability to concentrate, impact on behaviour, as well as social and cultural impacts.
|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.
|Cost-Effectiveness of CA125 as a Screening test for Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review||Suzy Lockwoodfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||04/02/2013||04/02/2013||
Females, All ages
CA 125 test
Comparator: Transvaginal ultrasound
Cost effectiveness for ovarian cancer screening
|Cost-Effectiveness of Gardasil® for the prevention of cervical cancer: A Systematic Review of Economic Evidence||J. Dru Riddle, CRNA, DNPemail@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||08/03/2012||16/04/2013||
Females Ages 11-26
Standard Treatment for Cervical Cancer
Outcomes related to Cost-Effectiveness
|Critical components of a preceptor development program for registered nurses in acute care hospitals, a Systematic review||Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN; (Secondary Reviewer: Sally Carmen, DNP, RN, CNL Email: SallyCarmen@texashealth.org)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||07/11/2012||07/11/2012||
New graduate and experienced registered nurses orienting to acute care hospitals
Comparator: No formal program
RN Preceptor competency
RN Orientee competency
RN Retention rates
|Determinants of non-compliance with anti-retro viral treatment among adult people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review||Desta Hiko Gemedaemail@example.com||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
|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).
|Does the use of intraoperative brain activity monitoring decrease the post-anesthesia care unit length of stay?||Dru Riddleemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/10/2012||
intraoperative brain activity monitoring
post-anesthesia care unit length of stay
|educational interventions to promote women's breast cancer awareness||Dr.Phanida Juntasopeepunfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
adult and adolescent females aged 16 and over, who engaged in educational interventions either in the individual or community levels
educational interventions aimed at improving women's knowledge of breast cancer both in individual and community levels.
1.Knowledge of breast cancer, breast symptoms, and breast cancer screening practices 2.Beliefs and cultural beliefs about breast cancer, breast symptoms, and breast cancer screening practices 3.Attitudes towards paying attention to and seeking help for breast symptoms
|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 Music Therapy on Anxiety among Adult Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review||Gina Alexanderfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||29/03/2011||15/04/2013||
Adult Cancer Patients
Music Therapy vs No intervention
Level of anxiety as measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Instrument (STAI)
|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 Feyissaemail@example.com||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)||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||26/10/2012||26/10/2012||
Health care professionals
Identifying and intervening methods
Health care services
|Effective Pain Management during Painful Procedures in Children with Cancer: A Systematic Review||Laura M L Tanemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Children with cancer from 1 to 18 years old
painful procedures - Injection, biopsy, Lumbar puncture, cannulation, venepuncture, intra-thecal
|Effective strategies for smoking cessation in people with Crohn's disease: A systematic review||Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BCfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||04/10/2012||04/10/2012||
Ambulatory (non-hospitalized) adults over 18 years of age, diagnosed with Crohn's disease, who are actively smoking
Pharmacological interventions such as nicotine replacement (patch, nasal spray, gum), buproprion, varenicline, and Non-pharmacological interventions such as hypnotherapy, biofeedback, acupuncture, suggestion by provider, support group, quit line.
Comparator: No interventions for smoking cessation
Self-report outcomes: cessation of tobacco use, decrease in tobacco use, relapse, duration; urinary cotinine, exhaled CO; Crohn's disease symptoms, exacerbations.
|Effectiveness and efficiency of discharge interventions from hospital to home to reduce readmissions: a systematic review||Anja Braetemail@example.com||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 "No Interruption Zones" on Medication Error Rates in Acute Care Nursing Units: A Systematic Review||Lisa Hopp PhD, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Acute care care nurses who administer medications
No interruption zones or similar interventions to protect against interruption while administering medications to hospitalized patients
standard and usual medication administration techniques
any and all types of medication errors (main outcome) rate of interruptions (secondary outcome)
|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 bariatric surgery on the remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus||April Merrill, RN, MS, APRN, CCNSemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/10/2012||
Adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who undergo bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery (gastric bypass and gastric banding)
Medical management alone
Remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus as evidenced by hemoglobin A1C levels less than 6%, reduction or elimination of medication, decreased BMI, and weight loss
|Effectiveness of community-based interventions to increase influenza vaccination uptake in children and adolescents||Timothy Laifirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Easy to Read Print Materials on Knowledge: A Systematic Review||Jane Walkeremail@example.com||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Persons over 18 years and older living with any chronic illness
Easy-to-read print health education materials
Usual or traditional print health education materials
Knowledge related to chronic illness and its management
|Effectiveness of emergent/urgent care provided in the emergency department setting to older adult patients: A Systematic Review||Karen Smith MSN, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||11/07/2012||11/07/2012||
Older adult (age 65 years or older) trauma patients, with an Estimated Severity Index (ESI) of I or II.
Emergent/ Urgent care provided based on the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) nursing standards in the emergency department setting.
Emergency department setting
Life threatening complications and/or death within the first 30 days post injury.
|Effectiveness of exercise therapy programs on adults during cancer treatment||Debbie Rheaemail@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||16/05/2012||19/05/2013||
Adults during cancer treatment
Comparator: no exercise therapy
Quality of life (QoL) measures
|Effectiveness of Interventions to Limit Interruptions and Distractions on Medication Errors: A Systematic Review||Lisa Hopp||Ljhopp@purduecal.edu||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||13/05/2013||13/05/2013||
acute care professional nurses
interventions to limit interruptions and distractions during medication administration
No�interventions to limit interruptions and distractions during medication administration or standard and usual
frequency of interruptions/distrations and medications (medication error rates)
|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 intravenous Tranexamic acid (TXA) administration on perioperative blood loss in patients undergoing spinal surgery. A systematic review||Jennifer E. Badeaux CRNA, MN; (Secondary Reviewer: Diane Hawley PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CNE email: email@example.com )||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||10/10/2012||04/06/2013||
All patients undergoing spinal surgery
Intravenous Tranexamic Acid (TXA) administration; Comparator: No intravenous administration of TXA
Perioperative (intra/post) blood loss
|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 lifestyle interventions on adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.||Deana Glennemail@example.com||Yes||Joanna Briggs Institute of Oklahoma ||20/05/2012||20/05/2013||
Adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Exercise and diet
Comparator: medical management
Weight, BMI, HgbA1C, changes in medications
|Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in improving nutritional intake in adult patients in the acute care setting: a systematic review||Gail Whitelockfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||03/05/2011||02/04/2012||
Mealtime interventions which evaluate or alter the environment and circumstances of patient mealtimes.
Acute care hospitals
nutritional status, nutritional intake, weight, Body Mass Index, length of stay in hospital
|Effectiveness of non-pharmacological approaches for patients with frontotemporal dementia: A systematic review||Miyae Yamakawaemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
People with frontotemporal dementia
Intervention or control / before and after
Measurements to evaluate improvement of the symptoms: scales, frequency of incidents of the symptoms
|Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions on the use of physical restraint||Jancirani Annamalaifirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||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 population of interest will be adults aged 21 to 65 years with acute or chronic mental illness including dementia residing in mental health settings such as acute and long stay inpatient settings, residential care and nursing homes with patients with mental health conditions.
The interventions will include any non-pharmacological approaches such as structured frameworks or programs that aim to reduce or prevent the use of physical restraint.
This review will consider usual or standard care interventions that do not involve any structured framework or programs to reduce or prevent the use of physical restraint. These include both pharmacological interventions and non-pharmacological interventions.
The use of physical restraint in mental health settings.
|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 nurse-led preoperative assessment services||Sonia Hinesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Adult or paediatric patients who are having any type of surgical procedure, either as a day-only case or as an inpatient.
Attending or receiving the services of a nurse-led outpatient pre-admission or preoperative assessment clinic
Other preadmission assessment models
Length of stay, cancellation of surgery, incidence of non-attendance for scheduled surgery, mortality, morbidity, adverse surgical events, recognition and fulfilment of postoperative care needs, patient anxiety.
|Effectiveness of nursing discharge planning for hospitalized elderly patients on health-related outcomes: a systematic review protocol......||Cédric Mabireemail@example.com||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 Hafirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Garbeeemail@example.com||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 Wiechulafirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Apóstoloemail@example.com||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 Prone Ventilation in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)||Abdul Qureshifirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Joanna Briggs Institute of Oklahoma ||26/04/2012||02/10/2012||
Patients older than 18, who are critically ill, admitted to ICU for Acute Lung Injury or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as defined by European-American Consensus and have failed conventional modes of ventilation
Mechanical ventilation in prone position; comparator: mechanical ventilation in supine position
Prone ventilation described as mechanically ventilating patients in prone position is used as a rescue therapy in patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
The primary outcomes of interest are all causes 30 days mortality and oxygenation; in addition the following outcomes: duration of mechanical ventilation, ICU length of stay and adverse events.
|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 psychosocial interventions for cognitive dysfunction in cancer patients who have received chemotherapy: a systematic review||Shannon Pikefirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||02/04/2012||
This review will include studies with patients over the age of 18 who were diagnosed with cancer and received chemotherapy as part of their treatment.
This review will consider psychosocial interventions designed to improve cognitive functioning amongst patients who have received, or are receiving, chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer. These interventions may include: "X Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) "X Psychological counselling "X Education on compensatory techniques for CRCD "X Interventions dealing with symptom relief.
The primary outcome of interest for this study is the level of cognitive dysfunction, if any, as measured by any reliable and validated scale. A secondary outcome of interest is Quality of Life amongst these patients; again, this should be measured by a reliable and valid tool.
|Effectiveness of risk factor screening for adult patients undergoing surgery with general anesthesia on the incidence of emergence delirium in the Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU): A systematic review||Lynn Gettrust||Lynn.Gettrust@va.gov||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||07/03/2013||07/03/2013||
Adult Surgical Patients
Preoperative assessment of patients for delirium risk factors.
Patients not screened for risk factors
Incidence of delirium in the PACU
|Effectiveness of Simethicon Use in Capsule Endoscopy: A Systematic Review||Delores Saddleremail@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||29/01/2013||29/01/2013||
Adults receiving capsule endoscopy
Use of simethicon in capsule endoscopy
Comparator: Other preparations used in capsule endoscopy
|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 sodium restricted diet on weight gain and edema formation in adult patients with chronic heart failure: a systematic review.||Jessie Abraham, RNemail@example.com||Yes||Joanna Briggs Institute of Oklahoma ||20/05/2012||07/05/2013||
Adult chronic heart failure patients
Sodium restricted diet
Weight gain and edema
|Effectiveness of standard precautions in preventing needle stick injuries among health care workers: A systematic review||Amana Jemalfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Aguilaremail@example.com||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 strategies to recognise and manage delirium in older adults presenting to emergency departments||Vibeke Russellfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Older persons aged 60 years and over
strategies to recognise and manage delirium
effective recognition and management of delirium
|Effectiveness of Structured Interventions by Nursing Leaders on Compassion Fatigue in Acute Care Oncology Setting: A Systematic Review||Lori Hodgeemail@example.com||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||13/03/2013||13/03/2013||
healthcare providers in the acute care oncology setting
structured interventions by nurse leaders
no structured intervention
incidence of compassion fatigue
|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-Navarrofirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com||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. Nicholsfirstname.lastname@example.org||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).
|Effectiveness of Tight Glycemic Control in the Medical Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review||April Merrill, RN, MS, APRN, CCNSemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Non-surgical adult patients in the intensive care unit requiring hyperglycemia management
Tight glycemic control or intensive insulin therapy
Incidence of hypoglycemia and mortality
|Effects of implementing Advance Care Planning Program on knowledge, behaviours and psychological well-being of older people: a systematic review||Amy MF Ngfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||20/04/2012||20/04/2012||
Older people (age 60 years or above) Community-dwelling clients (including out-patient clinic clients) With or without chronic illness
Advance care planning program (including advance directive issues) versus usual care
Knowledge - information on advance care planning, advance directives and other treatment plan Behaviour - relationship and communication with others Health services utilisation Psychological well-being (satisfaction, level of stress and anxiety, decisional conflict)
|Effects of insulin therapy on quality of life in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review||Anita Liemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||21/02/2012||
Patients aged 18 or above with type 1 diabetes mellitus
Different types of insulin
Quality of life, treatment satisfaction, health outcomes
|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 vegetarian diets on blood pressure in prehypertensive adults: A systematic review||Chloe Gainesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||19/08/2013||19/08/2013||
Adults (> 18 years of age) with prehypertension
Vegetarian diets (vegan, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, plant-based)
Comparator: Non-vegetarian diets - Omnivorious, Pescatarian, and Macrobiotic
Normal blood pressure (systolic <141 and diastolic <91)
|Effects of Yoga on Sleep Quality among Adult Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review||Gina Alexanderemail@example.com||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 music as a postoperative pain management intervention in adult patients||Student review - contact Fiona Bath-Hextallfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||29/03/2012||
Adults who have undergone any type of surgery
Listening to any type of music
Primary outcome:Pain measured before and after the music intervention Secondary outcome: Number or adverse events. Amount of aditional analgesia used.
|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
|Endotracheal tube cuff type and cuff pressure for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adult critical care patients: a systematic review||David CHANemail@example.com||Yes||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||20/04/2012||20/04/2012||
Adult mechanically ventilated patients Outcomes Centre: Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing Primary reviewer: Email:
Endotracheal tube with different cuff pressure, material and shape
Different intra-cuff pressures High volume low pressure cuff vs low volume low pressure cuff vs pressure-limited cuff Single-layer tracheal tube cuff vs double-layer tracheal tube cuff Cylindrical cuff design vs tapered shaped cuff design Latex cuff vs polyurethane cuff vs ultrathin polyurethane cuff
Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates, incidence of pulmonary aspiration, fluid leak, length of hospital stay, mortality.
|Enteral nutrition (EN) through nasogastric tube (NSG). Effectiveness of continuous versus intermittent administration in adult patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU)||Rosa Aguilera Martínezfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Raoufiemail@example.com||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 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 (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 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. 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.
|Experience of self-care: Patient perspectives||Christina Godfreyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
The review considered studies that discussed the perceptions of individuals and families who actively engage in self-care behaviours
This review considered studies if the focus of the study was a description of the participant's perspective of self-care in response to a particular intervention. Studies were also included that describe the participant's perspective of self-care where no intervention was introduced.
In the context of general health behaviours; or in response to illness, injury or disability; or as prevention of illness or injury.
Outcomes of interest from qualitative studies included participants' perceptions on self-care through self-report.
|Experiences of cancer patients and healthcare workers with patient navigation program: a qualitative systematic review||Tan Hwee Hoon Clarice,||email@example.com||No||The Singapore National University Hospital Centre for Evidence-based Nursing ||27/03/2013||27/03/2013||
Adult cancer patients who are receiving cancer care and are enrolled in a patient navigation program or health care workers in contact with patients in patient navigation program or both
Experiences of adult cancer patients and healthcare workers with patient navigation program.
|Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): a systematic review of effectiveness and prognosis.||Sonia Hinesfirstname.lastname@example.org||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. Eastlandemail@example.com ||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 a young persons and adolescent's, aged between 14 and 19 years, decision to abstain from alcohol - A qualitative systematic review.||Sue Sharradfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Males and females between 14 and 19 years who have made the decision to abstain from alcohol.
The decision of the young person and adolescent to abstain from alcohol
Strong influence to consume alcohol and despite that there is a decision to abstain
|Factors influencing quality of life (QOL) in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)||Florence Wongemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||21/02/2012||
Patients who aged 18 or above and were first-time ICD recipients.
This review will consider studies that investigate factors influencing QOL in patients after their first ICD implantation such as demographic and clinical factors, QOL-related components including physical, psychological/ mental, and social aspects, and ICD-related factors.
Factors influencing QOL in patients after their first ICD implantation.
This review will consider studies that include the following primary outcomes fuStudies indicating factors that influence positively or negatively a certain components of QOL (physical, mental/ psychological, and social aspects) in patients after their first ICD implantation. fu Studies indicating underlying causes that lower QOL (physical, mental/ psychological, and social aspects) in patients with their first ICD implantation. fu Studies indicating factors that have impacted over QOL (physical, mental/ psychological, and social aspects) such as age, gender, psychological distress, or ICD shock and its frequency.
|Factors influencing the care provision of palliative care to adolescents with cancer-a systematic review||Judith Carrier, (secondary: Daniel Kelly)||firstname.lastname@example.org||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 Tillottemail@example.com||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 Centred Care for Hospitalised Children : a systematic review of qualitative studies||Huaqiong Zhou||H.Zhou@curtin.edu.au||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Children 0-12 Years
Standard or professionally-centred models of care
Family/child health outcomes, staff-client relationships and health service outcomes.
|Family Centred Care for Hospitalised Children : a systematic review of quasi-experimental studies||Huaqiong Zhou||H.Zhou@curtin.edu.au||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||02/10/2012||
Children aged 0-12 years in hospital
Family - centred care
Standard or professionally-centred models of care
Family/child health outcomes, staff-client relationships and health service outcomes
|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 Hassenfirstname.lastname@example.org||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)]
|Glove utilization in the prevention of cross transmission||Associate Professor Dr. Wilawan Picheansathianemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||28/03/2012||
health care workers.
evaluated the effect of glove utilization
contamination of HCWs' hands, transmission of infections, adherence to glove usage, inappropriate uses of gloves and adherence to hand hygiene
|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 Implications of the Experience of Returning to the Community After Incarceration: A Comprehensive Systematic Review||Leslie Rittenmeyeremail@example.com||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||15/04/2013||
Incarcerated adults who are returning to the community
Dwelling in the community
|Health professionals' experiences and use of adverse event reporting systems - a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Virpi Jylhäfirstname.lastname@example.org||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: email@example.com )||firstname.lastname@example.org||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 does body contouring surgery following bariatric surgery influence quality of life among adults: a systematic review protocol||Jo Gilmartinemail@example.com||Yes||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||28/08/2013||28/08/2013||
Adults who have had bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery plus reconstructive body contouring surgery.
Bariatric surgery alone.
Quality of life as measured by validated tools <2 years, � 2- 5 years and >5 years.
Adverse events (e.g. wound problems (infections), �weight regain, death.
|How Families and Health Care Practitioners Experience Family Presence During Resuscitation and Invasive Procedures: A Systematic Review||Leslie Rittenmeyerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Families and Health Care Practitioners
Resuscitation and Invasive Procedures
|How fathers with children under nine years experience collaborative partnership in family services: a qualitative review||Niina Halmeemail@example.com||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 Bonannofirstname.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 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 Bennettemail@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 stillborn or nonviable infant
delivery of the news (1) at birth and (2) via prenatal diagnosis
experiences, coping, immediate postnatal needs
|Impact of rapid infusion Rituximab on cancer patients' safety: A systematic review||Dora Lang Siew Pingfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||02/04/2012||
Rapid infusion Rituximab
|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 Cutaneous Sarcoidosis||Yuri T. Jadotte, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||09/04/2012||16/04/2013||
All individuals with a histologically or clinically confirmed diagnosis of cutaneous sarcoidosis
Clinical interventions, including standard therapies and newer treatment methods
Primary: degree of clinical relief of symptoms as assessed by the patient and/or clinician, and severe side effects (hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, ocular toxicity, osteoporosis, and hypopigmentation); Secondary: recurrence of cutaneous lesions, and other side effects (localized atrophy and cutaneous infection).
|Interventions for health care professionals , organisations and patients to enhance quality of life for people diagnoses with non curative palliative oesophago-gastric cancer||Joanne Cooperemail@example.com||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)
|Is there a relationship between use of agricultural chemicals and the incidence of cancer in farmers: A comprehensive systematic review||Susanne Pearcefirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Men and women with a farming background
Use of agricultural chemicals and incidences of cancer in farming men and women
Men and women not engaged in farming
Incidences of cancer
|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
|Lateral Violence in Professional Nursing: a Comprehensive Systematic Review||Leslie Rittenmeyerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||31/03/2011||02/10/2012||
Meaning of the experienc
|Low-dose intraoperative ketamine for prevention of postanesthetic shivering: A systematic review||Kelly Tabbert; secondary: Amanda Virginia||Kelly.email@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||06/06/2012||06/08/2012||
Adult patients undergoing general or regional anesthesia
Administration of low-dose (less than 0.75mg/kg) intravenous ketamine administered intraoperatively; Comparator: current intraoperative prophylactic drug treatments
|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.
|Measurement accuracy of non-invasively obtained central systolic blood pressure and central blood pressure - A systematic review||Haomin Chengfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||04/03/2011||02/04/2012||
Adults (18 years+)who have been receiving measurements of central SBP and central BP both invasively and on-invasively
Accuracy of on-invasive measurements for central SBP/BP
Non-invasive and invasive methods
Agreement between paired measurements by both invasive and non-invasive methods (Means of differences)
|Multidisciplinary management of diabetic nephropathy: a systematic review||Helou Nancy ||email@example.com||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)||firstname.lastname@example.org||No||Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care ||21/04/2011||04/11/2012||
new�parents (mothers and fathers),
lived�experiences of�postpartum depression
|Non-Drug Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Atopic Eczema||Yuri T. Jadotte, MDemail@example.com||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||01/10/2012||01/10/2012||
All individuals with a clinically confirmed diagnosis of atopic eczema, as defined by various validated diagnostic criteria for this condition
Non-pharmacological alternative or complementary therapies
Context: Patient care, dermatology, complementary and alternative medicine
Primary outcome: Improvement in SCORAD, EASI or POEM validated outcome tools, degree of clinical relief of cutaneous symptoms measured by patients or clinicians, frequency of treatment discontinuation due to adverse effects;
Secondary outcome: proportion of subjects with clinical clearance, proportion of subjects with 50% improvement, time to relapse, type, frequency and severity of adverse effects
|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
|Nurses' experiences of responding to a health care disaster or adventitious crisis; a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Marsha J Bennett, DNS, APRN, ACRNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||23/03/2011||02/04/2012||
Experienced responding to a healthcare disaster or adventitious crisis
hospitals and communitites, globally
|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)||email@example.com||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
|Optimal Medical Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Systematic Review||Donna Zucker, RN, PhD, FAAN; (secondary: Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN e: firstname.lastname@example.org)||email@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||05/11/2012||05/11/2012||
Patients with hepatic encephalopathy
Pharmacological and complimentary strategies
Psychometric measures, health-related quality of life, motor skills
|Osteoporosis in adults with mental illnesses: A systematic review of risk factors||Xie Huitingfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 and family member perspectives of encountering adverse events in health care: A systematic review||Janice McVeetyemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
This review will consider patient perspectives involving diverse diagnoses and conditions about what it was like to experience an adverse health care event while receiving health care. Because family members often play an integral role in the care of patients during periods of illness and health crisis, their perspectives about the occurrence of adverse events will also be considered.
The phenomenon of interest is the occurrence of adverse health care events and patients' and/or family members' thoughts, perceptions, and reactions to such events.
The outcome measures of interest include any objective measure of patients'and/or family members' perspective of encountering an adverse health care event.
|Patient Safety Culture in Rural Hospitals: A Systematic Review||Julie Langlois R.N., PhD student||Julie.Langlois@accreditation.ca||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||26/05/2011||02/04/2012||
This review will include as participants any healthcare worker within a rural hospital (nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists etc) who are part of the patient safety culture. The participants can be from different countries around the world however the search will use English as the language.
The review will consider studies that measure monitor and describe patient safety culture in rural hospitals.
The outcomes that this systematic review will consider include measurement, monitoring and description of patient safety culture in rural hospitals.
|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.
|Patients' meanings (experiences) of living with an ostoma following surgery-a systeimatic qualitative review||Ying-Ying Sangemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
patients having an ostoma after surgery
the subjective experiences of the meaning of having an ostoma after surgery
patients' meaning of living with an ostoma
|Pediatric oncology nurses' experiences during pediatric cancer terminal stage patients: A systematic qualitative review||Yi-ping Kungfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Pediatric oncology nurse
The participants' experience of pediatric cancer patients care in terminal stage
The participant's own self-reported experience
|Periodontal Disease and Osteoporosis: A Systematic Review||Sushil Kauremail@example.com||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||02/04/2012||
|Perioperative Ketorolac Use and the Incidence of Postoperative Hemorrhage and Hematoma||Angela Tooleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Mundayemail@example.com||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.
|Perioperative vaccination and the risk of post-operative vaccine-preventable infections in adult solid organ transplant recipients: a systematic review.||Joan Adams, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Joanna Briggs Institute of Oklahoma ||20/05/2012||20/05/2012||
Adults, solid organ transplant recipients
Comparator: no perioperative vaccinations
Incidence of post-operative vaccine-preventable infections
|Post-anaesthetic discharge scoring criteria: A comprehensive systematic review.||Nikki Philipsemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
adult patients (over 18 years of age), males and females, who have received care in the PACU for any type of surgery, planned or unplanned.
The review will consider studies that evaluate variables suitable for assessment of patient's readiness for discharge from the PACU
This review will consider studies that include variables for patient assessment, examples of which are the following outcome measures:
level of consciousness
vital sign measurement (temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure)
capillary oxygen saturation
presence or absence of nausea and/ vomiting
medication administration (such as anti-emetics and analgesics)
adverse events related to early discharge from PACU (e.g. complications that may have been avoided (eg. medical emergency team (MET) calls), unexpected admissions to intensive care, critical care or high dependency units, readmission rates (to theatre or hospital), increased length of stay.
|Pre-operative Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise for Early Continence after Prostate Surgery: A Systematic Review||Tzu-Chia Linfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Taiwan Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centre ||01/10/2012||01/10/2012||
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 RNemail@example.com||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 DINGfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||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.
|Providers perceptions and experiences of HIV testing in industrialised country context||Catrin Evans||Catrin.email@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|Quality of life tools for adult patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy: A systematic review||Siti Zubaidah Mordiffi||Siti_ZUBAIDAH@nuhs.edu.sg||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||13/02/2012||
This systematic review will include all adults with cancer over the age of 18 years who have undergone chemotherapy and clinicians (physicians and nurses) who have used the tools
There is no single intervention of interest. This review will consider studies of QoL tools used in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy.
The primary outcomes will include:
Number of QoL tools used in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy
Validity and reliability of the QoL tools
The types of measures or scale used
|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.
|Risk factors for Tuberculosis after Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART) initiation: a systematic review||Abdulhalik Workichoemail@example.com||Yes||The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre ||08/02/2012||02/10/2012||
HIV patients who have initiated HAART
Comparators: HIV patients who have developed TB and HIV patients who don't develop TB after HAART initiation
Risk factors/determinants that can cause the development of TB among HIV patients on HAART and this could be Baseline CD4 count, Race, IV drug abuse, HAART type, ART naive (yes or no)
|Risk for Errors with Interruptions and Distractions during Medication Administration: A Systematic Review||Lisa Hopp||Ljhopp@purduecal.edu||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||13/05/2013||13/05/2013||
acute care professional nurses
interruptions and distractions during administration
medication error rates
|Routine culture based screening versus risk based management for the prevention of Early Onset Group B streptococcus disease in the neonate||Ella Kurzfirstname.lastname@example.org||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
|Safety and home-care: Adverse events and prevention strategies||Dr. Margaret B. Harrisonemail@example.com||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||28/01/2011||05/11/2012||
This review will include individuals who are living in the community and receiving formal home care services. Living in the community refers to home dwelling, living with family or friends, living in residential centres, or living in long term care/complex continuing care institutions. However, Individuals receiving institutional care only, will be excluded. There will be no specifications with regard to age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status.
This review will include studies with a range of interventions such as: risk assessment, strategies or programs for the prevention of adverse events, promotion of safety measures, and the assessment of the effectiveness of strategies to prevent adverse events.
Outcomes of interest are: 1.Incidence, estimated prevalence and magnitude of adverse events in home care settings 2.The nature of adverse events for individuals receiving home care 3.The determinants and risks for adverse events in this population of individuals receiving home care 4.The effectiveness of policies, strategies and tools to reduce avoidable adverse events for individuals receiving home care 5.The special population service benchmarks and accountability mechanisms that have been developed for patient safety in the home care environment.
|Screening accuracy efficacy of self-collected vaginal swabs for sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review||Jo Ann Tilleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||20/05/2012||20/05/2012||
Population: Asymptomatic females aged 14 to 25 years participating in sexually transmitted infection screening
Self-collected vaginal swab specimens in the screening for Neisseria gonorrhoea and Chlamydia trachomatis; Comparator: Healthcare provider collected vaginal and/or cervical swab specimens, and/or urine specimens.
Screening accuracy efficacy of self-collected vaginal swabs in the screening of asymptomatic women for sexually transmitted infections including Neisseria gonorrhoea and Chlamydia trachomatis
|Self care-related safety for seniors living at home: A Systematic Review||Marianne Lambemail@example.com||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Seniors (average age 65 or older) who live in the community (private dwellings, seniors residences) who cohabit with family or others, but who engage in self-care with respect to therapeutic regimes and daily life activities
This review will consider studies in which no intervention was introduced, or where interventions such as risk assessment or prevention of adverse events were performed
Context - a senior's home or community residence that is non-institutional in nature
Occurrence of accident, near miss, illness or injury resulting from self-care action taken either to adhere to recommendations, prescriptions of a health care provider or to engage in normal daily living
|Self-care interventions: an integrative study across disease/disability groupings||Christina Godfreyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
This integrative study will consider systematic reviews that focus on individuals who engage in or have the potential to engage in self-care activities.
This integrative study will consider systematic reviews that describe intervention strategies focused on initiating or enhancing self-care activities.
In the context of disease or disability as represented by the 51 review groups of the Cochrane Collaboration. Health care settings across the continuum of care, including acute, community or rehabilitation settings.
Outcomes of interest for this study include: the successful engagement of the individual in self-care activities; the sustainment of self-care activities; health outcomes
|Self-care-related safety for seniors living at home: A Systematic Review||Dr. Marianne Lambemail@example.com||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Seniors (age 65+) who live in the community (private dwellings, seniors residences) who cohabit with family or others, but who engage in self-care with respect to therapeutic regimes and daily life activities
Occurrence of accident, near miss, illness or injury resulting from self-care action taken either to adhere to recommendations/prescriptions of a health care provider or to engage in normal daily living
The context is a senior's home or community residence that is non-institutional in nature.
Illness, the successful engagement of the individual in self-care activities; the sustainment of self-care activities; self-neglect The nature of the adverse event; the impact of this adverse event on the health/well-being of the individual and/or family/caregivers; the capacity of individuals/family to recognize adverse events when they occur; the capacity of individuals to deal with adverse events
|Self-management programmes for promoting recovery in community-dwelling stroke survivors'||HS Lofirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/10/2012||
self management programmes for stroke survivors
Physical, psychological and social outcome
|Structural barriers to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Adherence: A Systematic Review||Garumma Tolu Feyissa1email@example.com||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. Hawleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 MacVicaremail@example.com||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
|Systematic Review of the Culture and Climatic factors that influence nursing workloads||Cheryl Ross-Walkerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||29/03/2012||
This review will consider any publications that explores cultural and climatic factors that impact on workloads of Registered Nurses in an acute care facility.
This component of the review will consider studies that include descriptions (qualitative studies) of specific cultural and climatic factors that influence Registered Nurses' workloads in an acute care facility.
|Systematic review of the effectiveness of the single,two and three field digital retinal photography for screening diabetic retinopathy||Anusha Govinda Rajemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
The population of interest for this review will consist of adults greater than or equal to 21 years of age with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus who attended an eye screening.
The intervention of interest includes digital retinal imaging techniques that capture single, two or three visual image fields. Each of these interventions will be analysed separately as a sub-group.
The reference standard for screening will include either the seven-field stereoscopic fundus photography or indirect ophthalmoscopy.
Outcomes that are of interest include any diabetic retinopathy including nonproliferative, proliferative and sight threatening diabetic retinopathy. Outcome measures of interest include the following characteristics of the screening instruments - sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, positive and negative likelihood ratios.
|Talking about sensitive topics during HIV testing: a systematic review of communication strategies employed by providers and clients in industrialised country context.||Catrin Evansfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|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 smoking and psoriasis||Fiona Bath-Hextallemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|The association between the ethnic background and the time to seeking medical care for chest pain: a systematic review||Kannikar Wechkunanukulfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Effectiveness of Standardized Interventions for Increasing Patient Completion of Screening Colonoscopy: A Systematic Review||Maureen (Reni) Courtney APRN, FNP-BC, PhD||Maureen@uta.edu||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||26/10/2012||26/10/2012||
Adult patients => 50 years of age of average colorectal cancer risk with no gastrointestinal symptoms or pathology
Standardized interventions that increase patient completion of a screening colonoscopy (i.e., provider advice or counselling, written and/or audio-visual materials, staffing interventions, combination interventions)
Comparator: usual care process
Successful completion of a screening colonoscopy
|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 Cost Effectiveness of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: A Systematic Review||Yuri Tertilus Jadottefirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
patients with non-melanoma skin cancer
mohs micrographic surgery (MMS)
Comparator: non-MMS surgical techniques (such as traditional surgical excision or laser excision) as well as non-surgical treatments (such as imiquimod immunotherapy, 5-fluorouracil topical application, and radiation).
cost effectiveness, for any clinical outcome reported (ex. mortality, histological resolution) and from any economic perspective chosen (societal, healthcare system, or patient) by the included studies.
|The critical care nurses' experiences of caring the dying patients - a systematic qualitative review||Yu-Chih Chenemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
critical care nurses who had experienced with the dying patients
the critical care nurses' experience of caring the dying patients
the critical care nurses' own self reported experience
|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 Childhood Obesity on Developing Type II Diabetes as a Child or Young Adult: A Systematic Review||Cassandra Wright Secondary reviewer Kathy Baker email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||29/11/2012||29/11/2012||
Children and young adults <19 years with Type II diabetes who were obese children
Studies that examine the incidence of Type II diabetes in children and young adults who are obese.
Children and young adults who are not obese and their incidence of Type II diabetes
Increased incidence of Type II Diabetes in children and young adults who were obese and earlier complications such as neuropathy, retinopathy, and cardiovascular disease
|The effect of community health worker interventions on antiretroviral treatment adherence in HIV-positive patients in the developing world: A Systematic Review||Amberle Duranoemail@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
HIV positive patients on antiretroviral treatment in low- and middle- income countries
Community Health Worker treatment-based interventions
Comparator: �National standard of care - no usage of community health workers
Adherence as indicated by viral load and CD4 count, supported by a secondary outcome measure, such as pharmacy refill records, self-report, or pill counts in order to avoid the influence of confounding factors. Viral load and CD4 count must be tested using a consistent, standardized method throughout the study.
|The effect of extubating patients in the operating room following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery on postoperative patient complication rates: A Systematic Review||Marjorie Geisz-Everson CRNA, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||23/06/2011||16/04/2013||
Patients post-coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
extubation in the operating room
extubation in intensive care unit
post operative complications
|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 Nursing Education Programs Targeted to Promote Self-Care in Individuals with NYHA Stage I-III Heart Failure to Improve Adherence, Reduce Hospitalizations, Improve Symptoms and Improve Quality of Life: A Systematic Review||Susan Ahrens PhD, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Men and women, 18 years and older with NYHA Stage I-III or its equivalent
Nurse-managed programs, counseling, behavioral modification, patient education offered by nurses
adherence or compliance to treatment plan, hospitalization rates for heart failure, symptoms related to heart failure, quality of life measures
|The effect of nutrition and exercise in addition to hypoglycemic medications on HbA1C in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A systematic review||Ellen Dombrowskiemail@example.com||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/03/2013||19/08/2013||
Adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Lifestyle modification through exercise and nutrition in addition to hypoglycemic medications
Hypoglycemic medications alone
Decrease in hemoglobin A1C
|The effect of perineal massage during the second stage of labour for preventing 3rd and 4th degree perineal lacerations for low risk delivering woman in normal vaginal delivery: A systematic review||Katri Ryttyläinenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|The effect of social engagement across the lifespan on later life cognitive status and incident dementia.||Bruce Barber PhD, National Ageing Research Instituteemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Community-dwelling, cognitively intact older adults who at time of recruitment into prospective cohort studies do not meet criteria for amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, dementia or other diseases that affect cognitive function.
Frequency, intensity, focus/content and quality of social engagement associated with family, marital/partnerships, parenthood, living arrangements, occupation, leisure and community affairs across the lifespan.
Differences in levels of social engagement
Cognitive function and incident dementia as determined by reliable and validated neuropsychological instruments and established diagnostic criteria.
|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 Effect of Testosterone Replacement Therapy on Erythropoeisis in Men 40 Years of Age or Older: A Systematic Review Protocol||Kenneth Lowranceemail@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||17/06/2013||17/06/2013||
Men 40 years of age or older receiving testosterone replacement therapy
testosterone replacement therapy
Comparator: �no testosterone replacement therapy
effect on red blood cell volume as measured by hematocrit determination
|The effect of warming methods on temperature in trauma patients||Cheryl Hollyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||28/01/2011||16/04/2013||
Trauma patients (all ages) in the prehospital arena and Emergency Department up to the time of disposition.
Prevention of heat loss
|The effectiveness and safety of Chloral Hydrate sedation in Pediatric - a systematic review||Shao-Hui Shuemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
children under 3 years old
receiving Chloral Hydrate while having diagnostic tests in the ER
age, dose, route, NPO, BW, side effects, discharge time etc.
effectiveness and safety
|The effectiveness of a multidisciplinary team approach on outcomes for children with allegations of child abuse: a systematic review protocol||Sharon Shyrierfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||21/03/2013||21/03/2013||
The review will consider studies that include children from 0-18 years with an allegation of child abuse, regardless of gender, ethnicity or national origin.
The intervention for this review will be the use of a multidisciplinary team approach at child advocacy centers in responding to child abuse allegations.
Comparator/Context: The comparator for this review will be the use of a non-multidisciplinary team approach outside of child advocacy centers in responding to child abuse allegations.
The outcomes to be included in this review will be prosecution rates, mental health referrals, and provision of medical examinations.
|The effectiveness of a patient navigation programme in the management of adult cancer patients who are undergoing treatment||Tho Poh Chi||Poh_Chi_THO@nuhs.edu.sg||No||The Singapore National University Hospital Centre for Evidence-based Nursing ||21/01/2013||21/01/2013||
Adults cancer patients who are undergoing treatment
Patient navigation programme, Nurse Navigator, Pivot Nurse
Standard or usual care
unplanned admission/ physician visits, psychological distress, patients' satisfaction, quality of life
|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 BMI for predicting the development of colon cancer in adults aged 40 years or older: A systematic review||Sherrie McNamara||Sherrie.McNamara@cbfleet.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||18/07/2013||18/07/2013||
adults > age 40
BMI > 25
Comparator: BMI < 25
development of colon cancer
|The effectiveness of breastfeeding education on maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy and breastfeeding duration: a systematic review||Michelle Chan Man Yiemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||21/02/2012||
Pregnant women who plan on breastfeeding
Structured breastfeeding programs based on self-efficacy theory
Breastfeeding self-efficacy, breastfeeding duration
|The Effectiveness of Checklists on Error Rates in Acute Care Facilities: A Systematic Review||Lisa Hoppfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||16/04/2013||
Health care providers (any provider of care) in acute care settings
No prompt or other clinical prompts
Error rates related to and unrelated to the checklist
|The effectiveness of chlorhexidine bath in treating Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the adult inpatient wards: A systematic review.||Tan Lai Pohemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/10/2012||
- Adults age > 18 years old - Both male and female patients - Admitted to inpatient adult wards . - With MRSA positive on admission.
The comparator group includes no chlorhexidine shower, with or without antibiotic or topical decolonisation therapy.
The outcomes of interest include 1) patient's MRSA screening results 2)MRSA incidence 3) blood stream related infection incidence
|The effectiveness of chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection in adult patients with central venous access devices.||Cara Joyce Cabilan RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||07/03/2012||21/08/2012||
All adult patients with central venous access devices.
Comparator: other types of dressing
Catheter-related bloodstream infections
|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 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Depression in Elderly||Assistant Professor Dr.Voranut kitsumban||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||28/03/2012||
older persons suffering from depression
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy aimed at reducing the level of depression.
the prevention of severe depression
|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 Compliance Therapy on Drug Attitude Chang for People with Schizophrenia: a Meta-Analysis||Ying-Tzu Chang, RN, Master, Lecturer, Tzu Chi College of Technology, Taiwanemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
This review will consider studies that include people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizophreniaform, delusion disorder or schizoaffective disorder, aged 18-65 years will be included. Clients with other metal illnesses was excluded
All studies evaluating compliance therapy for improving negative drug attitude about medication in people with schizophrenia will be considered for inclusion in the review
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures: Drug Attitude Index (ADI); The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF); Positive and Negative Symdrome Scale (PANSS)
|The effectiveness of computer based learning in hospitalized heart failure adults on re-admission, knowledge, self-care, Quality of Life and patient satisfaction: A systematic review protocol||Hemlata J. Carrfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||27/02/2013||27/02/2013||
Adults Hospitalized for Health Failure
Computer Based Learning
Quality of Life; and
|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 concept map on critical thinking in nursing students||Lee-Chun Tang||Ltang@tccn.edu.tw||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|The effectiveness of continuous lateral rotation therapy in patients requiring mechanical ventilatory support for management of respiratory failure.||Susie Jones||Susie.firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Adult patients age 18 years or older.
Coninuous lateral rotation therapy with degrees of turning up to 40 degrees rotation.
Physical turning of the patient
Development of ventilator associated pneumonia, number of days on mechanical ventilation, mortality rate, need for tracheotomy, hospital length of stay,
|The effectiveness of dedicated education units on student, faculty, and organizational outcomes: a comprehensive systematic review||Josephine M. Mancusoemail@example.com||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 Newsomfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 different models of bachelor nursing curriculum: a systematic review||Robyn Dickie||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|The effectiveness of different taping techniques in the management of lower extremity injuries: a systematic review||Janine Margarita R. Dizon||Janine.Dizon@mymail.unisa.edu.au||Yes||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
Individuals with lower extremity injuries
Excluding individuals with neurological and/or congenital problems or deformities causing foot deformaties e.g. cerebral palsy, neuropathy , stroke, MS
Different taping techniques (Conventional taping/ Mueller taping/ athletic taping, Kinesiotaping/ Kinesiotex and muscle taping)
- �Versus no taping
- versus standard treatment
Pain using any validated pain assessment tool (such as the Visual Analogue Scale, Verbal Rating Scale, McGill Pain Questionnaire, etc.) Limitations of motion, function
|The Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Feeding Algorithms in the Adult Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review||CHUA Tse Lertemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||30/04/2013||30/04/2013||
Adult patients in intensive care units
Use of Enteral and Parenteral Feeding Algorithm
Comparator: No use of any algorithm
Nutritional outcomes (total caloric intake, time to initiation of enteral feeding, time to target caloric goal, percentage of patients on enteral feeding, etc.) & Clinical outcomes (ICU length of stay, mortality, incidence of aspiration and feeding intolerance, etc.)
|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 high FiO2 (.80) in preventing post-operative surgical site infections in adult patients undergoing abdominal surgery: A systematic review||Chris Yancey (Secondary Reviewer- Kelsey Merrick e-mail : email@example.com)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||13/12/2012||13/12/2012||
Adult patients (>15 years of age) undergoing abdominal surgery
): FiO2 of .80
Comparator: FiO2 < .40
Presence of surgical site infection within 14 days
|The effectiveness of home telehealth interventions on physical and psychosocial outcomes for people with spinal cord injuries living in the community: a systematic review||Kevin Leung Lai-Kitemail@example.com||Yes||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||22/04/2012||08/10/2012||
Community-dwelling individuals with disabilities resulting from spinal cord injuries, irrespective of gender, degree of severity of traumatic or non-traumatic causes
Telehealth home-based interventions to promote self-care and prevent secondary conditions could include:
1) Information provision on pressure area care, catheter management, pain management, exercise, and nutrition.
2) Offering support through follow-up phone call.
Versus usual care
Primary outcomes include:
Physical outcomes (functional status)
Psychosocial outcomes (quality of life)
Secondary outcomes include:
Knowledge of disease and symptom management
Health services utilisation
|The effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on mortality in adults with craniotrauma: A systematic review||Miloslav Klugarfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 In-Hospital Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation||Maureen (Reni) Courtney APRN, FNP-BC, PhD (Secondary: Deborah Behan RN, PhD)||Maureen@uta.edu, email@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||26/10/2012||26/10/2012||
Hospitalized Adult patients who receive Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Successful CPR event
|The effectiveness of interprofessional education in university based health professional programs: A systematic review||Samuel Lapkinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||29/03/2012||
Health professions students
Any pedagogical approaches involving at least two healthcare professions students learning with, from and about each other or interprofessional education/programs/courses
uniprofessional models of education or normal health professional education/programs/courses
any clearly measured educational outcomes and/ professional competencies related to interprofessional education
|The effectiveness of interventions to address family needs of critically ill patients in an adult intensive care unit: A systematic review.||Kate Kynochemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
This review will consider studies that include any family members (including children) of adult patients admitted to an intensive care unit.
All studies evaluating the following interventions will be considered for inclusion in the review: - Face-to-face meetings including routine patient care conferences - Family participation in ward rounds - Open or patient controlled visiting hours - Education of nursing staff - Information/education sessions for family - Handouts or brochures - The use of technology e.g. TV, DVD, Phone, SMS or a combination of these - Support groups (including social work and psychological support) - Training in coping strategies and stress reduction techniques - Journal/diary writing - Early family assessment - Development of family care plans - Physical environment (e.g. waiting areas)
This component of the review will consider studies that address the primary outcome of family needs which may include any of the following: - Coping - Anxiety - Depression - Stress levels - Knowledge/Information comprehension - Reassurance/Support - Satisfaction
|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 interventions to reduce anxiety and stress of parents with an infant in a neonatal intensive care unit.||Judith Maceyemail@example.com||Yes||The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||06/12/2011||15/04/2013||
Mothers and / or fathers that will or already have an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit
Interventions to decrease or manage parental anxiety or stress could include:
Parent infant interaction programmes Parent education Information sources Cognitive behavioural strategies Use of technology Support systems Environmental strategies such as single rooms
Any quantitative studies that used a comparator to assess effectiveness of the intervention. Types of studies included will be randomised control trials, cohort, quasi experimental, pre and post and observational studies.
Primary outcomes: parental psychological health: such as stress, anxiety, depression. Secondary outcomes: satisfaction; knowledge; perception of coping, sense of control, stressors.
|The Effectiveness of Intradermal Jet Injection of Lidocaine for Pain Control in Intravenous Catheterization: A Systematic Review||Cassandra Wrightfirstname.lastname@example.org
||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||04/02/2013||04/02/2013||
All patients regardless of age who have had intradermal jet injection of lidocaine for pain control prior to intravenous catheterization
Studies that examine the efficacy of intradermal jet injection of lidocaine for pain control in intravenous catheterization.
Comparator: Patients that received other forms of topical or intradermal pain control, placebo and no pain control.
Improved pain control with the use of intradermal jet injection of lidocaine when used prior to intravenous catheterization
|The effectiveness of lemon solution versus potassium citrate in the treatment of hypocitraturic nephrolithiasis: A systematic review||Pei-Ling Yang||Pei-Ling.email@example.com||Yes||JBI||04/03/2011||02/10/2012||
Adult patients with nephrolithiasis associated with hypocitraturia
recurrence rate of nephrolithiasis, urine pH, urine citrate and urine output
|The effectiveness of manual therapy versus conventional management in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunctions: a systematic review||Valentin C. Donesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Center for Reviews on Health Research and Movement Science (Philippines) ||13/08/2013||13/08/2013||
Adults with temporomandibular dysfunctions
Studies with post-operative cases will be excluded in this review
Manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation
Comparator- Versus conservative treatment (such as physical therapy, orthosis, behavioral therapy, etc)
Pain using any validated pain assessment tool (such as the Visual Analogue Scale, Verbal Rating Scale, McGill Pain Questionnaire, etc.) Secondary outcomes
quality of life, assessed by any validated assessment tool (such as SF-36, etc.) patient satisfaction using any validated assessment tool limitation of motion incidence of clicking or locking
|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 in improving psychological outcomes for heart transplant recipients: a systematic review||Aaron Conwayemail@example.com
||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 Maresfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 nurse-led continence care on client outcomes and health service email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Children or adults requiring continence care and incontinence management in acute, rehabilitation and community settings
Included studies focused on determining the effectiveness of nurse-led continence care. Interventions include nursing consultation, planning of client care, case coordination, professional education, leadership in specialty, research, and clinic management.
Nurse led care vs. usual care vs. care provided by doctors or other healthcare providers
Client outcomes: Quality of care Quality of life Symptom control and management Self-management abilities Patient/Client satisfaction Health service utilization: Length of hospital stay Readmission
|The effectiveness of nursing management on delirium in hospitalised older adults: a systematic review||Winnie Tangemail@example.com||Yes||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||22/04/2012||04/06/2013||
Population: Older adults (aged 65 years or above) who develop delirium in hospitals.
Screening tools (e.g., Confusion Assessment Method, NEECHAM Confusion scale, Nursing Delirium Screening Scale)
Consultation with a geriatric nurse specialist or a psychogeriatrician
Scheduled pain management protocol
versus usual care
Incidence/duration/severity of delirium
Length of stay
Patient or relative satisfaction
|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 patient centered self-management education interventions for adult patients with heart failure on knowledge, self-care behaviors, quality of life and readmissions: a systematic review||Yves Casimiremail@example.com||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||27/02/2013||27/02/2013||
Adult patients with heart failure
Patient centered heart failure self-management education
knowledge, self-care behaviors, quality of life, and readmissions
|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 Klugarfirstname.lastname@example.org ||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 problem-based learning on nursing students' critical thinking||Lee-Chun Tangemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
|The effectiveness of psychoeducational interventions for gynecological cancer patients in improving sexual functioning, quality of life and psychosocial outcomes: a systematic review||Chow Ka Mingfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||21/02/2012||
Gynecological cancer patients after cancer treatment
interventions Usual care
Sexual functioning, quality of life, psychosocial outcomes including mood state, anxiety and depression
|The effectiveness of rapid response teams activated by patients or family members of patients admitted to inpatient hospital units||Joycelyn Gardneremail@example.com||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 Chaniangfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 sitz bath in managing adult patients with anorectal disorders: A systematic review||Dora Lang Siew Pingemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
The participants of interest include adults over 18 years of age with a diagnosis of anorectal disorders and/or with surgical interventions associated with the anorectal disorders such as:
haemorrhoid(s), acute or chronic anal fissure(s), rectal fistula, perirectal abscesses, perirectal diseases, perianal haematoma and perianal ulcerations.
surgical interventions including haemorrhoidectomy and sphincterotomy The review will exclude postpartum patients who underwent episiotomy.
Intervention of interest is sitz bath with or without the combination of pharmacological therapies such as analgesics, stool softeners, fibre supplement and antibiotics for anorectal disorders. The various administration methods, water temperature, frequency to soak inside the tub will be included in the review.
The comparator group includes no sitz bath, analgesics, stool softeners, fibre supplement and antibiotics for anorectal disorders.
The outcomes of interest include the effectiveness of using sitz bath and its complications. They are confined to 1. Pain score 2. Patients' satisfaction level 3. Presence of complications such as infection and perineal burn
|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 telephone-based health counseling and internet-based programs for reducing cardiovascular risks and promoting health and well-being among community-dwelling middle-aged persons: A systematic review||Rose Heungemail@example.com||Yes||The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing ||28/01/2011||28/03/2012||
Community-dwelling middle-aged persons
telephone-based health counseling and internet-based health education programs
Reduction of cardiovascular risks: decrease in body mass index, serum cholesterol levels, serum triglycerides, body weight, waist-hip ratio, blood pressure and glycosylated hemoglobin Promotion of health and well-being: improvement in health-promoting behaviors including healthy lifestyle, and better life-expectancy.
|The effectiveness of temporary deafferentation of the arm on somatosensory and motor functions following stroke: a systematic review||Emmanuelle Opsommerfirstname.lastname@example.org||No||BEST: Bureau d’Echange des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins: An affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/02/2013||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 text messaging programs and adherence to medication and treatment therapies among young adults diagnosed with asthma: A systematic review||Karol DiBelloemail@example.com||Yes||The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute||11/03/2013||11/03/2013||
Young adults 18-45 years of age diagnosed with asthma
The use of a text messaging intervention program to assist with medication and therapy compliance
Comparator/Context: Adherence and compliance with asthma protocols are important factors in patients achieving successful control of disease, but research demonstrates that significant numbers of people are non -compliant and do not adhere to prescribed medication and therapy regimes. The use of a text- messaging program to aid in adherence and compliance may be beneficial to this population when compared to reminders that do not include use of text messaging or absence of reminders.
Patients diagnosed with asthma will demonstrate improved adherence and compliance with medication and therapy protocols by participating in a text messaging program.
|The Effectiveness of Tobacco Intervention Education for Health Professional Students' Health Promotion Practice: A Systematic Review||Dr. Kathryn Hyndmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
The participants are health professional student programmes as follows: nursing (registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, advanced practice nurses, licensed practical nurses); midwifery; medicine; dentistry; dental hygiene; dental therapy; pharmacy; respiratory therapy; occupational therapy; physical therapy; speech language therapy; optometry; social work; psychology; chiropractic therapy; and naturopathic medicine.
This review will consider all studies that report the implementation and evaluation of a programme, curricular activity or component in smoking prevention and treating tobacco use and dependence, and its impact on students' health promotion practice during the course of their study.
Comparisons of different approaches to the educational intervention (including pre- and post-training results) to usual or no training will be included.
This systematic review will focus on the process outcomes of the educational process and will offer an overview of the effectiveness of entry level programming to prepare future health professional students to engage in the tasks of smoking prevention and tobacco use treatment with their clients.
|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. Benhamemail@example.com||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 topical agents for the management of pressure ulcer related pain. A systematic review.||Kevin Woofirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||11/08/2011||15/04/2013||
This review will consider trials that include people of 18 and older, in any care settings who were described as having stage 1-4 pressure ulcers.� Subgroups of pressure ulcers nested in a larger study of chronic wound patients will also be considered.
This study will consider a variety of topical agents including topical analgesics / anesthetics that are available in the form of liquids, gels, powders, creams, foams or aerosols containing an analgesic or anaesthetic agent applied on or around the wound site. They can be grouped into: Local anesthetics, Topical non steroidal anti-inflammatory applications, Topical opioids, Dressings to reduce pain, and Physical or mechanical modalities for pain.
Patient reported pain scores indicating pain severity/intensity; Pain relief; Comfort
|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 Video / DVD-Based Training on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Skill Acquisition and Retention: A Systematic Review||Andy Tsangfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Video Exercise Programs and Joint Conservation Techniques on the Quality of Life (QOL) of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A systematic review of the literature||Alvin Atlasemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Video Exercise Programs
joint conservation teachniques
Improvement in the Quality of Life measured in: Strength, Pain and Functional Performance.
|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 exposure to natural light in the workplace on the health and productivity of office workers: a systematic review||Anthea Courtemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||02/04/2012||
Adults who work in an office environment. It is anticipated that all study participants will be over 18 years of age and regularly working in an office or office-like environment.
Office space with windows, skylights, atria or any facility allowing exposure to daylight from the external environment with our without a nature view
Office space without facility to allow exposure to daylight and having lighting provided exclusively by electric light sources
Health and work productivity outcome measures for office workers.
Health outcomes measured by sickness and absentee rates, and measures of health status (e.g. the SF-36 or SF-12 health status measures).and quality of life measurements:;;
Work productivity outcomes measured by one or more of the following (but not limited to): work outputs, sickness and absenteeism, staff retention and turnover rates
|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 life review on the emotional and spiritual well-being of older people: a systematic review||Carmen Lifirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||13/02/2012||
Any format of life review interventions
Quality of life, meaning of life, life satisfaction, death anxiety, depressive symptoms, self-esteem.
|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 being a neutropenic cancer patient in an acute care isolation room: a qualitative systematic review.||Lee Yee Mei||Yee_Mei_LEE@nuhs.edu.sg||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
The participants of interest are adult neutropenic patients of any age above 18 years with cancer require protective isolation nursing care. Studies focus on the experiences of children, patients' caregivers or families' will be excluded from the review. Research on patients in source isolation will also be excluded from the review.
The phenomenon of interest is the experience of adult patients who require nursing care in protective isolation due to neutropenia induced by chemotherapy or haematopoietic stem cell transplant.
The outcome of interest is patients' self reported experiences.
|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 emergency nurses caring for patients that receive nurse initiated interventions. A qualitative systematic review.||Janice Elliottfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Nurses working in emergency departments.
Experiences of nurses caring for patients in emergency departments where nurse initiated interventions are practiced.
Settings that see and treat emergency presentations.
|The Experience of Heart Failure Patients Participating in the Hospital Discharge Process: A Systematic Review||Name: Deborah Behan RN, PhD; (Secondary: Maureen Courtney APRN, FNP-BC, PhD Email: Maureen@uta.edu )||Dgreen@uta.edu
||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||26/10/2012||26/10/2012||
=> 18 years hospitalized for congestive heart failure
Phenomenon of Interest: The experience of hospital discharge
Hospital discharge process
|The experience of institutionally driven collaborative models between higher education institutions in health professions degree programmes: a qualitative systematic review||F Danielsemail@example.com||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 Nursingfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Fakudeemail@example.com||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.firstname.lastname@example.org; Anne.email@example.com||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.firstname.lastname@example.org||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 Burnsemail@example.com||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 experiences of specifically designed environments for dementia. A Systematic Review.||Kerry Brackfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||04/05/2011||16/04/2013||
People with dementia living in specifically designed environments, their� families and health care staff
The experiences of people living in specifically designed environments for dementia,� their families and the health care staff
Specifically designed environments for dementia
|The experiences of women living with gynecologic cancer in early stage: a systematic qualitative review||Shu-Chen Kuoemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
gynecological cancer patients
experiences before treatment stage
|The impact of intraoperative dexmedetomidine infusion in conjunction with inhaled anesthetics/intravenous opioids on postoperative pain: A systematic review||Dana Brooks Robersonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||10/09/2012||10/09/2012||
Adult patients (greater than 18 years of age), having a general anesthetic during a general surgery procedure
Dexmedetomidine infusion - all rates; comparator: no dexmedetomidine medication by any route
Patient reported postoperative pain during the first 4 postoperative hours
|The impact of patient-related violence on Emergency Department nurses and responses to violent episodes: A Systematic Review.||Jacqueline Pichemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||06/09/2013||
Emergency Department nurses.
Physical & non-physical violence perpetrated by patients.
Nurses working in an Emergency Department.
Physical & psychological impact; frequency of episodes; organisational support; management of episodes.
|The impact of pre-injury anticoagulation therapy in the older adult patient that experiences an injury resulting in a head trauma and death: A Systematic Review||Karen Smith MSN, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||11/09/2012||18/04/2013||
Older adults (age 65 years or older) who has experienced a recent traumatic injury (aka, fall, motor vehicle crash) which results in head trauma
Anticoagulation/antiplatelet therapy taken prior to the traumatic injury.
Mortality occurring within 30 days of traumatic injury.
|The impact of smoking on the risk of Non Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) and its subtypes||Fiona Bath-Hextallemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||13/02/2012||
|The incidence, prevalence and contributing factors associated with the occurrence of medication errors for children and adults in the community setting: A systematic review||Dr. Kim Searsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||28/01/2011||02/10/2012||
This review will consider studies that include adults and children living in the community that have experienced a medication error. The term 'living in the community'� includes living at home/ residential homes.
The review will consider studies that evaluate the incidence, prevalence and contributing factors associated with the occurrence of medication errors in the community setting for both children and adults.
Medication error occurrence
|The length of time that endoscopes which have undergone high level disinfection can be safely stored before use. A systematic review||Marilee Schmelzeremail@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||11/09/2012||11/09/2012||
Endoscopes safely stored in a well ventilated cabinet; comparator: repeat high level disinfection immediately before using the endoscopes.
Growth of microorganisms after high level disinfection; length of time that the endoscopes remain free of microorganisms (measured with cultures of the endoscopes and all of their removal parts).
|The lived experience of adults surviving lung cancer two or more years: A systematic review||Debbie Rheafirstname.lastname@example.org||No||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
|The Meaning of Reverse/Protective Isolation for Hospitalized Patients: A Systematic Review||Beth Votteroemail@example.com||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Patients in reverse/protective isolation
Being in Reverse/Protective Isolation
Acute care hospitals
|The meaning of waiting in the healthcare system for patients and family members: A Systematic Review||Leslie Rittenmeyerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||02/07/2013||02/07/2013||
The population I intend to include is any patient or family member who has had the experience of having to wait for something while utilizing the healthcare system.
Phenomena of �Interest: �The experience of waiting for something in the healthcare system.
Healthcare system to include any setting in which healthcare occurs.
|The nurse’s role in bedside rounds: A systematic review||Cass Piper Sandovalemail@example.com||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 perceptions and experiences of health visitor support, by mothers who have experienced domestic violence, and the Health Visitors who are supporting them.||Judith Carrierfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||29/03/2012||
1) Mothers who have experienced domestic violence. 2)Health visitors.
Health visitor support
UK health visitor support of mothers who have experienced domestic violence in the community
Perceptions and experience of health visitor support
|The relationship between error and harm in primary healthcare: A systematic review||Edoardo Aromataris||Edoardo.Aromataris@adelaide.edu.au||Yes||JBI||15/02/2011||15/04/2013||
patients recieving healthcare across the spectrum of primary care
Errors and adverse events that patients are subjected to
Incidence, prevalance and frequency of error and associated harm or injury
|The relationship of disclosure of HIV status and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in adults: A systematic review.||Joanne Naidooemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
This review will consider studies that include adults (18 years plus) who are HIV/AIDS positive and are undertaking antiretroviral therapy.
This review will consider studies that include interventions related to :
Disclosure of HIV status
This review will consider studies that address the relationship between disclosure of HIV status and antiretroviral therapy adherence. Anticipated outcomes of this review will include the proportion of medication taken (i.e. amount taken/amount prescribed). Adherence to a medication regimen will be defined as the patient taking > 95% of number of tablets taken and time taken. Disclosure will be measured in studies that indicate the whether the participants have disclosed their HIV positive status and also studies that indicate to who participants have disclosed (example, partner, friend, family member etc.)
|The use experience of programs to promote health in retirement: a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Helena Loureirofirstname.lastname@example.org ||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 Decision Aides for Patients Deciding to Initiate Statin Therapy||Maureen (Reni) Courtney APRN, FNP-BC, PhD; (Secondary: Deborah Behan RN, PhD)||Maureen@uta.edu; email@example.com||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||26/10/2012||26/10/2012||
Adult patients without prior cardiovascular events (primary prevention) who are candidates for statin therapy
The use of patient decision aides in deciding to initiate statin therapy
Comparator: usual care
Statin therapy initiation choice
|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.
|The views and experiences of nurses in the provision and management of HIV testing: a systematic review of qualitative evidence||Catrin Evansemail@example.com||Yes||The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery ||23/06/2013||23/06/2013||
Phenomena of Interest: Views and experiences of the provision and management of HIV testing
All countries and all models of HIV testing
|Theoretical models or frameworks that address the process of synthesis: a scoping review||Christina Godfreyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
This review did not address a particular set of participants but focused on the context of health care
This review considered all studies that discussed models or frameworks that were used specifically to address the process of synthesis.
Conduct of systematic reviews or other forms of evidence synthesis
This review described all theoretical models or frameworks used during the process of conducting a systematic review; discussed the specific purpose of the framework for each study; and the contribution of the framework to the process of synthesis
|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
|Transforming self: the experience of living with another's heart: A qualitative systematic review of adult heart transplantation||Sara Maylinemail@example.com||Yes||The Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration ||23/08/2012||18/04/2013||
Adults, 18 years of age and older who received a heart or heart-lung transplant or re-transplant.
Phenomena of interest: Sense of self, transformation and adjustment
The community of those individuals living with another's heart following heart transplantation
|Treatment of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in the Athletic Population: A Systematic Review||Sarah Manspeaker, PhD, ATCfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||19/09/2012||19/09/2012||
Athletic population (age 15 +) diagnosed with acute or exertional rhabdomyolysis
Fluid resuscitation; Comparator: other treatment regimens for rhabdomyolysis
Return of electrolyte/enzyme balance to normal levels; return to play
|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
|Use of physical restraints in adult ICU patients to prevent patient-initiated device removal: a systematic review||Erika Bassiemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
|Utility of mobility assessment for determining pressure ulcer prevention interventions in adult acute care settings: A systematic review||Siti Zubaidah Mordiffifirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||02/04/2012||
Adults who are at risk of developing pressure ulcer
Pressure ulcer preventive interventions that were based on pressure ulcer risk identified using mobility assessment vs Braden assessment where available.
Braden assessment where available, or others where not.
Primary outcome measures:
Pressure ulcer preventive interventions • Incidence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers Secondary outcome measures:
Reliability of mobility assessment ± Braden assessment
Frequency of assessment
|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
|Vitamin D supplementation and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A systematic review||Laura Garza-Gongora, APRN, MSN, FNP-C;||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research ||15/10/2012||18/04/2013||
Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (on oral anti-diabetic agents or insulin) and a Vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D supplementation in addition to medication in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Comparator: Anti-diabetic agents alone for managing Type Diabetes Mellitus
Outcome(s): glycemic control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; other Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus related outcomes
|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
|What are the experiences of nurses working in the acute care setting when confronted with unexpected patient deterioration: A Systematic Review||Katrina Hiteemail@example.com||Yes||JBI||28/01/2011||15/04/2013||
Nurses in the acute care sector
Caring for patients with an unexpected potentially critical clinical deterioration
Unexpected potentially critical physiological deterioration in an acute care setting
|What is the effect of interruptions and distractions on risk for errors during nursing and medical practice in acute care hospitals?||Lisa Hoppfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice ||22/07/2011||15/04/2013||
nurses and physicians in acute care hospitals
interruptions and distractions
nursing and medical errors