Protocol for development of the guideline for reporting evidence based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET) statement

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Title: Protocol for development of the guideline for reporting evidence based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET) statement
Authors: Phillips, Anna C
Lewis, Lucy K
McEvoy, Maureen P
Galipeau, James
Glasziou, Paul
Hammick, Marilyn
Moher, David
Tilson, Julie
Williams, Marie T
Date: 2013-01-25
Abstract: Abstract Background There are an increasing number of studies reporting the efficacy of educational strategies to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills underpinning evidence based practice (EBP). To date there is no standardised guideline for describing the teaching, evaluation, context or content of EBP educational strategies. The heterogeneity in the reporting of EBP educational interventions makes comparisons between studies difficult. The aim of this program of research is to develop the Guideline for Reporting EBP Educational interventions and Teaching (GREET) statement and an accompanying explanation and elaboration (E&E) paper. Methods/design Three stages are planned for the development process. Stage one will comprise a systematic review to identify features commonly reported in descriptions of EBP educational interventions. In stage two, corresponding authors of articles included in the systematic review and the editors of the journals in which these studies were published will be invited to participate in a Delphi process to reach consensus on items to be considered when reporting EBP educational interventions. The final stage of the project will include the development and pilot testing of the GREET statement and E&E paper. Outcome The final outcome will be the creation of a Guideline for Reporting EBP Educational interventions and Teaching (GREET) statement and E&E paper. Discussion The reporting of health research including EBP educational research interventions, have been criticised for a lack of transparency and completeness. The development of the GREET statement will enable the standardised reporting of EBP educational research. This will provide a guide for researchers, reviewers and publishers for reporting EBP educational interventions.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-13-9
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/33620
CollectionLibre accès - Publications // Open Access - Publications
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