A process for the systematic review of community-based rehabilitation evaluation reports: formulating evidence for policy and practice

Kuipers, P and Hartley, S (2006) A process for the systematic review of community-based rehabilitation evaluation reports: formulating evidence for policy and practice. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 29 1: 27-30. doi:10.1097/01.mrr.0000185950.02552.db


Author Kuipers, P
Hartley, S
Title A process for the systematic review of community-based rehabilitation evaluation reports: formulating evidence for policy and practice
Journal name International Journal of Rehabilitation Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0342-5282
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.mrr.0000185950.02552.db
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 27
End page 30
Total pages 4
Editor J. Wikstroem
Place of publication Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321214 Health and Community Services
730307 Health policy evaluation
Abstract A methodological framework for conducting a systematic, mostly qualitative, meta-synthesis of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) project evaluation reports is described. Developed in the course of an international pilot study, the framework proposes a systematic review process in phases which are strongly collaborative, methodologically rigorous and detailed. Through this suggested process, valuable descriptive data about CBR practice, strategies and outcomes may be synthesized. It is anticipated that future application of this methodology will contribute to an improved evidence base for CBR, which will facilitate the development of more appropriate policy and practice guidelines for disability service delivery in developing countries. The methodology will also have potential applications in areas beyond CBR, which are similarly. evidence poor' (lacking empirical research) but 'data rich' (with plentiful descriptive and evaluative reports).
Keyword Rehabilitation
Qualitative
Systematic Review
Evidence
Community Based Rehabilitation
Evaluation Reports
Q-Index Code C1

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