I am sure that many of you are aware of the work of the GRADE Working Group to develop an approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations (see: www.gradeworkinggroup.org
We have recently established a new project group within GRADE to develop an analogous approach for assessing how much confidence to place in evidence from reviews of qualitative studies (sometimes called qualitative evidence syntheses). The GRADE CERQual (Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research) Project Group has just released its first newsletter which can be accessed via the following link:
This newsletter includes contributions about the development of CERQual, systematic reviews where CERQual has already been used, future workshops and talks, and explains how you can join the mailing list or join the open Project Group if you would like to be more actively involved in the development of the approach.
For more information about CERQual please visit our website at www.cerqual.org
HIFA profile: Simon Lewin is a health systems researcher at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (www.nokc.no and the Medical Research Council of South Africa (www.mrc.ac.za). His work is mainly in the field of implementation research, including systematic reviews of health systems interventions; the development and evaluation of strategies for changing professional and user behaviours and the organization of care; and the use of lay or community health workers to deliver care. He is an editor for the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group and the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Review Group. Email: simon.lewin AT nokc.no
HIFA: Healthcare Information For All: www.hifa2015.org
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Saturday, June 27, 2015