Using qualitative evidence in decision making for health and social interventions: an approach to assess confidence in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses (GRADE-CERQual).
Public Library of Science
Copyright: © 2015 Lewin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Simon Lewin and colleagues present a methodology for increasing transparency and confidence in qualitative research synthesis.
This work was supported by funding from the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO (www.who.int/reproductivehealth/about_us/en/) and Norad (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation: www.norad.no) to the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. Additional funding for several of the pilot reviews was provided by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/en/). We also received funding for elements of this work through the Cochrane supported "Methodological Investigation of Cochrane reviews of Complex Interventions" (MICCI) project (www.cochrane.org). SL is supported by funding from the South African Medical Research Council (www.mrc.ac.za). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, preparation of the manuscript or the decision to publish.
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
This is the final version of the article. Available from Public Library of Science via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 12, Iss. 10, pp. e1001895 -
Place of publication