Search Database

KT Strategies - Search Results

You searched for records matching:

1. Citation: Doull, M., Welch, V., Puil, L., Runnels, V., Coen, S. E., Shea, B., O'Neill, J., Borkhoff, C., Tudiver, S., Boscoe, M. (2014). Development and evaluation of 'Briefing Notes' as a novel knowledge translation tool to aid the implementation of sex/gender analysis in systematic reviews: A pilot study. PLoS ONE, 9(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110786
Title: Development and Evaluation of 'Briefing Notes' as a Novel Knowledge Translation Tool to Aid the Implementation of Sex/Gender Analysis in Systematic Reviews: A Pilot Study
Author(s): Doull, M.
Welch, V.
Puil, L.
Runnels, V.
Coen, S. E.
Shea, B.
O'Neill, J.
Borkhoff, C.
Tudiver, S.
Boscoe, M.
Year: 2014
Journal/Publication: PLoS ONE
Abstract:

Background

There is increasing recognition of sex/gender differences in health and the importance of identifying differential effects of interventions for men and women. Yet, to whom the research evidence does or does not apply, with regard to sex/gender, is often insufficiently answered. This is also true for systematic reviews which synthesize results of primary studies. A lack of analysis and reporting of evidence on sex/gender raises concerns about the applicability of systematic reviews. To bridge this gap, this pilot study aimed to translate knowledge about sex/gender analysis (SGA) into a user-friendly ‘briefing note’ format and evaluate its potential in aiding the implementation of SGA in systematic reviews.

Methods

Our Sex/Gender Methods Group used an interactive process to translate knowledge about sex/gender into briefing notes, a concise communication tool used by policy and decision makers. The briefing notes were developed in collaboration with three Cochrane Collaboration review groups (HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, and Musculoskeletal) who were also the target knowledge users of the briefing notes. Briefing note development was informed by existing systematic review checklists, literature on sex/gender, in-person and virtual meetings, and consultation with topic experts. Finally, we held a workshop for potential users to evaluate the notes.

Results

Each briefing note provides tailored guidance on considering sex/gender to reviewers who are planning or conducting systematic reviews and includes the rationale for considering sex/gender, with examples specific to each review group’s focus. Review authors found that the briefing notes provided welcome guidance on implementing SGA that was clear and concise, but also identified conceptual and implementation challenges.

Conclusions

Sex/gender briefing notes are a promising knowledge translation tool. By encouraging sex/gender analysis and equity considerations in systematic reviews, the briefing notes can assist systematic reviewers in ensuring the applicability of research evidence, with the goal of improved health outcomes for diverse populations.

Copyright © (2014) Doull, M. et al. Abstract reprinted by AIR in compliance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.

WEB URI:

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0110786

Type of Item: Research Study
Type of KT Strategy: Briefing Notes
Target Group: Decision Maker
Researchers
Evidence Level: 3
Record Updated:2015-01-12
 

Home or Search again

American Institutes for Research (AIR) logo
About AIR | AIR Topics | Contact AIR
Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)
© 2019 American Institutes for Research (AIR).

The contents of this site were developed under grant number 90DPKT0001 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.


the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research logo