Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data

 

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dc.contributor.author Glenton, Claire
dc.contributor.author Carlsen, Benedicte
dc.contributor.author Lewin, Simon
dc.contributor.author Munthe-Kaas, Heather
dc.contributor.author Colvin, Christopher J
dc.contributor.author Tunçalp, Özge
dc.contributor.author Bohren, Meghan A
dc.contributor.author Noyes, Jane
dc.contributor.author Booth, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Garside, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Rashidian, Arash
dc.contributor.author Flottorp, Signe
dc.contributor.author Wainwright, Megan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-17T07:09:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-17T07:09:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-25
dc.identifier.citation Glenton, C., Carlsen, B., Lewin, S., Munthe-Kaas, H., Colvin, C. J., Tunçalp, Ö., ... & Rashidian, A. (2018). Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data. Implementation Science, 13(1), 14.
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13012-017-0692-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27792
dc.description.abstract Background: The GRADE-CERQual (Confidence in Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research) approach has been developed by the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) working group. The approach has been developed to support the use of findings from qualitative evidence syntheses in decision-making, including guideline development and policy formulation. CERQual includes four components for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from reviews of qualitative research (also referred to as qualitative evidence syntheses): (1) methodological limitations; (2) coherence; (3) adequacy of data; and (4) relevance. This paper is part of a series providing guidance on how to apply CERQual and focuses on CERQual’s adequacy of data component. Methods: We developed the adequacy of data component by searching the literature for definitions, gathering feedback from relevant research communities and developing consensus through project group meetings. We tested the CERQual adequacy of data component within several qualitative evidence syntheses before agreeing on the current definition and principles for application. Results: When applying CERQual, we define adequacy of data as an overall determination of the degree of richness and the quantity of data supporting a review finding. In this paper, we describe the adequacy component and its rationale and offer guidance on how to assess data adequacy in the context of a review finding as part of the CERQual approach. This guidance outlines the information required to assess data adequacy, the steps that need to be taken to assess data adequacy, and examples of adequacy assessments. Conclusions: This paper provides guidance for review authors and others on undertaking an assessment of adequacy in the context of the CERQual approach. We approach assessments of data adequacy in terms of the richness and quantity of the data supporting each review finding, but do not offer fixed rules regarding what constitutes sufficiently rich data or an adequate quantity of data. Instead, we recommend that this assessment is made in relation to the nature of the finding. We expect the CERQual approach, and its individual components, to develop further as our experiences with the practical implementation of the approach increase.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.source Implementation Science
dc.source Implementation Science
dc.source.uri https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/
dc.subject.other Qualitative research
dc.subject.other Qualitative evidence synthesis
dc.subject.other Systematic review methodology
dc.subject.other Research design
dc.subject.other Methodology
dc.subject.other Confidence
dc.subject.other Guidance
dc.subject.other Evidence-based practice
dc.subject.other Data adequacy
dc.subject.other GRADE
dc.title Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2018-04-09T15:05:19Z
dc.rights.holder The Author(s).
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Glenton, C., Carlsen, B., Lewin, S., Munthe-Kaas, H., Colvin, C. J., Tunçalp, Ö., ... Wainwright, M. (2018). Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data. <i>Implementation Science</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27792 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Glenton, Claire, Benedicte Carlsen, Simon Lewin, Heather Munthe-Kaas, Christopher J Colvin, Özge Tunçalp, Meghan A Bohren, et al "Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data." <i>Implementation Science</i> (2018) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27792 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Glenton C, Carlsen B, Lewin S, Munthe-Kaas H, Colvin CJ, Tunçalp Ö, et al. Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data. Implementation Science. 2018; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27792. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Glenton, Claire AU - Carlsen, Benedicte AU - Lewin, Simon AU - Munthe-Kaas, Heather AU - Colvin, Christopher J AU - Tunçalp, Özge AU - Bohren, Meghan A AU - Noyes, Jane AU - Booth, Andrew AU - Garside, Ruth AU - Rashidian, Arash AU - Flottorp, Signe AU - Wainwright, Megan AB - Background: The GRADE-CERQual (Confidence in Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research) approach has been developed by the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) working group. The approach has been developed to support the use of findings from qualitative evidence syntheses in decision-making, including guideline development and policy formulation. CERQual includes four components for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from reviews of qualitative research (also referred to as qualitative evidence syntheses): (1) methodological limitations; (2) coherence; (3) adequacy of data; and (4) relevance. This paper is part of a series providing guidance on how to apply CERQual and focuses on CERQual’s adequacy of data component. Methods: We developed the adequacy of data component by searching the literature for definitions, gathering feedback from relevant research communities and developing consensus through project group meetings. We tested the CERQual adequacy of data component within several qualitative evidence syntheses before agreeing on the current definition and principles for application. Results: When applying CERQual, we define adequacy of data as an overall determination of the degree of richness and the quantity of data supporting a review finding. In this paper, we describe the adequacy component and its rationale and offer guidance on how to assess data adequacy in the context of a review finding as part of the CERQual approach. This guidance outlines the information required to assess data adequacy, the steps that need to be taken to assess data adequacy, and examples of adequacy assessments. Conclusions: This paper provides guidance for review authors and others on undertaking an assessment of adequacy in the context of the CERQual approach. We approach assessments of data adequacy in terms of the richness and quantity of the data supporting each review finding, but do not offer fixed rules regarding what constitutes sufficiently rich data or an adequate quantity of data. Instead, we recommend that this assessment is made in relation to the nature of the finding. We expect the CERQual approach, and its individual components, to develop further as our experiences with the practical implementation of the approach increase. DA - 2018-01-25 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1186/s13012-017-0692-7 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Implementation Science LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data TI - Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings—paper 5: how to assess adequacy of data UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27792 ER - en_ZA


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