Systematic Reviewing

Working with the EPPI-Centre, UCL and CRD, University of York, to provide systematic reviews for the Department of Health.

The Department of Health Reviews Facility aims to put the evidence into development and implementation of health policy through:

  • Undertaking policy-relevant systematic reviews of health and social care research
  • Developing capacity for undertaking and using reviews
  • Producing new and improved methods for undertaking reviews
  • Promoting global awareness and use of systematic reviews in decision-making

Key project areas

  • range of health topics

Study design

  • systematic reviews

Countries

  • UK

Dates

  • 2014-2018

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Nick Mays

Funding Source

  • DoH England

Project Partners

  • SSRU (IOE, UCL), CRD (University of York)

LSHTM Staff involved:

  • Helen Burchett, Mark Petticrew, Sandra Mounier-Jack

 

Weight Management for Young Children

Working with the EPPI-Centre, UCL to analyse variation in the effectiveness of lifestyle weight management programmes for young children (under 12 years) to understand the possible mechanisms for effectiveness. Funded by Public Health England, to feed into commissioning blueprints.

The aim of this review is to provide guidance on what a good (tier 2) lifestyle weight management service for young children “looks like”, identifying the kinds of features which should be incorporated into commissioned services. The systematic review involves: a) a fine-grained analysis of the key features of child weight management programmes and the contextual features which may affect their success, b) an in-depth analysis of studies that report children’s, parents’ and providers’ experience of child weight management services to identify the barriers to and facilitators and c) an exploration of the intervention features, contextual issues and identified barriers/facilitators that are present/absent in the most successful interventions. The work also involved detailed case studies of two local authorities in England to examine the services that are offered and how their content ‘maps’ against the components identified as important in the systematic review.

Key project areas

  • lifestyle weight management for 12yr olds and under

Study design

  • review (qualitative synthesis & qualitative comparative analysis)

Countries

  • UK

Dates

  • 2015-2018

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Helen Burchett

Funding Source

  • Public Health England

Project Partners

  • SSRU (IOE, UCL)

 

For more information on these project please contact Helen Burchett.

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