Components of complex interventions for healthcare: A narrative synthesis of qualitative studies
Ma, S, Yu, H, Liang, N, Zhu, S, Li, X, Robinson, N and Liu, J (2020). Components of complex interventions for healthcare: A narrative synthesis of qualitative studies. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences. 7 (2), pp. 181-188.
|Authors||Ma, S, Yu, H, Liang, N, Zhu, S, Li, X, Robinson, N and Liu, J|
© 2020 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Objective: Qualitative research on therapeutic components is necessary to evaluate the efficacy of complex interventions in healthcare. As few qualitative syntheses have been conducted, this study aimed to derive a new conceptual framework for understanding the components of complex interventions and provide evidence for the implementation and evaluation of complex healthcare interventions. Methods: A systematic search of seven databases was conducted to identify qualitative studies that explored components of complex healthcare interventions. Meta-ethnography was used to analyze the data and thematic analysis was used to build the conceptual framework. Results: Of the 35 included studies, most complex interventions were non-pharmacological, with cancer accounting for 22%, mental health for 14%, and stroke for 8%. Half of the studies were conducted in the United Kingdom. Three main categories emerged: what should healthcare workers do? what qualifications should they have? and what should patients do? Five main themes were identified: psychological, biological, cognitive and behavioral, environmental, and social support. Conclusion: This analysis provides a reference for designing components of complex interventions in further studies.
|Keywords||Therapeutic component ; Psychological support; Social support; Cognitive and behavioral support; Complex interventions|
|Journal||Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences|
|Journal citation||7 (2), pp. 181-188|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.jtcms.2020.04.003|
|04 May 2020|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||18 Apr 2020|
|Deposited||08 Jul 2020|
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