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Enhancing transparency in reporting the synthesis of qualitative research: the ENTREQ statement - discussion and debate

Date and Location




Saturday 21 September 2013 - 13:30 - 15:00
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author

Elizabeth McInnes

Contact person

Allison Tong
Abstract text
Background:The ENTREQ statement was developed to assist reviewers report the stages most commonly associated with the synthesis of qualitative health research. It consists of 21 items, has undergone some pilot testing, been published in a peer-reviewed journal and posted on the EQUATOR web-site. Objectives: i) To obtain feedback on the ENTREQ statement (Enhancing Transparency in REporting the synthesis of Qualitative research; ii) To explore and debate issues related to the 21 items in the statement; iii) To obtain general consensus on the included items. Description: However, the synthesis of qualitative research is an evolving methodological area and some steps in qualitative synthesis such as quality appraisal have been contested. This presentation will present the development of ENTREQ to an audience with an interest in qualitative synthesis, and discuss and debate these issues. The obtained feedback will inform the next phase of development of the ENTREQ statement.