Systematic reviews as a source of useful evidence the experience of the EPPI-centre TOWARD AN EVIDENCE-BASED DEVELOPMENT POLICY Launch of the UK office of 3ie at LIDC 11 October 2010, London Sandy Oliver
Support and tools for review groups: (60+ groups, c130 reviews), Education, criminology, employment, speech and language, social care, International development Conducting reviews since 1993 In health promotion, education, transport, social care, work and pensions On-line libraries of research evidence Short courses and Masters level courses in research synthesis Formal links with Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations Methodological work, e.g. Methods for Research Synthesis Project ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
engaging parents in supporting/ encouraging children's activity
multi-component, multi-site interventions using a combination of school-based physical education and home-based activities.
Living and working conditions:
education and provision of equipment for monitoring TV or video-game use
Brunton G, Thomas J, Harden A, Rees R, Kavanagh J, Oliver S, Shepherd J, Oakley A (2005) Promoting physical activity amongst children outside of physical education classes: a systematic review integrating intervention studies and qualitative studies. Health Education Journal 64 : 323-338.
No studies presented impact data related to participants’ gender, age, religion, education or social capital.
Pooling the findings in a statistical meta-analysis suggested that interventions might be less effective for people who are more socio-economically disadvantaged
Kavanagh J, Oliver S, Lorenc T, Caird J, Tucker H, Harden A, Greaves A, Thomas J, Oakley A (2009) School-based cognitive-behavioural interventions: A systematic review of effects and inequalities. Health Sociology Review , 18: 61-78 .
A systematic review… For testing a hypothesis: Cognitive behavioural interventions in school for young people’s mental health
A systematic review… For building theory Food in the school Chosen foods Provided foods Food in the home Influences on foods eaten Food preferences Non-influencing factors Health benefits Knowledge behaviour gap Roles and responsibilities Healthy eating concepts (understanding) ‘ Good’ and ‘bad’ foods Health consequences Limited choices Eating to socialize Contradictions Breaking rules Food rules Understandings of healthy eating
Challenges to policy makers, practitioners and researchers
Raised standards for doing and using research
New methods for research and working together
“ If you are poor you actually need more evidence than if you are rich” Dr Hassan Mshinda, Ifakara Centre, Tanzania
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