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Title: Quality of reporting on patient and public involvement within surgical research : A systematic review
Authors: Jones, Emma Leanne
Williams-Yesson, Barbara Ann
Hackett, Rowland C.
Staniszewska, Sophie H.
Evans, David
Francis, Nader Kamal
First Published: 2014
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Annals of Surgery, 2014, DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000768
Abstract: Background: Recruitment difficulties are a well-reported concern in surgical literature, which may be improved by patient and public involvement (PPI). PPI within research has been defined as being conducted "with" or "by" patients or members of the public rather than being "about" or "for" them. However, the extent to which PPI is used within surgical research is unknown. Methods: Surgical literature was systematically reviewed using EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and PubMed. Search terms related to (i) patients, (ii) involvement, (iii) perioperative care, and (iv) impact. Quality of PPI reporting was evaluated using the GRIPP (Guidance for Reporting Involvement of Patients and Public checklist and the guidelines developed by Wright and Foster. A patient representative advised on the purpose and analysis of this systematic review. Results: Eight articles described PPI in surgical trials to improve the identification of research topics, study design, recruitment, retention, and data collection. Quality of PPI reporting was suboptimal, as none of the articles provided a clear account of how PPI was conceptualized. Training and support for patients, their involvement in dissemination, and a critique of the limitations of PPI were not reported. However, it was not clear whether this represents an underutilization of PPI or purely suboptimal reporting in surgery. Conclusions: There is a paucity of surgical research reporting upon PPI, and the quality of reporting is low. Further research to define appropriate standards for reporting on PPI activities may facilitate broadening the utilization and impact of PPI in surgical research.
DOI Link: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000768
ISSN: 0003-4932
eISSN: 1528-1140
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Annals of Surgery, 2014, DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000768.
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