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Qualitative Evidence Synthesis

A qualitative evidence synthesis:

  • Provides evidence on factors that facilitates or impedes implementation of an intervention or policy from individual qualitative studies.
  • Compares the role of different contexts in implementation
  • Compares, integrate and present patients’, families’ and healthcare providers’ attitudes, feelings, beliefs and experiences
  • Provides synthesised and interpreted views, attitudes, feelings and experiences to decision-makers

Example of a question:  The experiences of caregivers who are living with and caring for persons with schizophrenia

Product:  A qualitative, narrative synthesis from primary studies