New review: Automated telephone communication systems for preventive healthcare and management of long-term conditions
Review questionThis review assessed the effectiveness of ATCS for preventing disease and managing long-term conditions.
New review: Time-limited home-care reablement services for supporting older adults to live independently
Time-limited home-care reablement services (up to 12 weeks) for supporting older adults to live independently Review questionWe aimed to assess the effectiveness of time-limited reablement for older people (aged 65 years or more) in helping them to maintain or improve their independence. We included two studies in the review.Background
Our priority Cochrane Reviews and final report
In March 2015, the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group commenced an extensive consultation with consumers and other stakeholders to identify new topics for Cochrane Reviews within our scope. We are pleased to announce our five priority Cochrane Reviews are:
New video: What are systematic reviews?
We have developed a short video to explain why systematic reviews are important and how they are done. This includes an explanation of how the effects of interventions are compared to provide evidence.
Members brainstorming meeting to improve stakeholder engagement
The Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group coordinates the preparation and publication of Cochrane reviews of interventions to improve people’s interactions with the health system.To do this, we involve many people in different roles. For example, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, health managers, consumers and carers can all be involved with one or more of the following roles:
Learning event for consumers
Have you ever wanted to learn more about health research and how evidence helps improve healthcare decisions?Then come along to this free learning event for the public, consumers and carers.Improving health care with evidence: Involving the public in research and decision makingWho can attend?The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about how research and evidence can improve healthcare decisions.
New review: Personalised care planning for adults with chronic or long-term health conditions
Citation: Coulter A, Entwistle VA, Eccles A, Ryan S, Shepperd S, Perera R. Personalised care planning for adults with chronic or long-term health conditions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010523. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010523.pub2.
New protocol: Consumer-delivered training in intimate examination skills for healthcare students and professionals
To assess the effects of consumer-delivered intimate examination training of healthcare students and professionals on the technical performance of the healthcare student or professional.For more information, go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011524/
Review update: Provision of a surgeon's performance data for people considering elective surgery
Citation: Henderson A, Henderson S. Provision of a surgeon's performance data for people considering elective surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006327. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006327.pub3.