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Title: Evaluation of patient involvement in a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data in cervical cancer treatment
Author: Vale, C., Tierney, J., Spera, N., Whelan, A., Nightingale, A. & Hanley, B.
Date Published: 2012
Reference: Systematic Reviews, 1, 23
Are service users or carers authors: Yes


This article reports on the findings from an evaluation of patient involvement in a systematic review and meta-analysis of patient data in cervical cancer. The authors describe how they developed the involvement process with the advice of a reference group, how they recruited patients and supported them throughout the involvement.

The implications for future involvement in systematic reviews is discussed.

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description of involvement in a research project
identifying and prioritising topics
managing research
undertaking research
analysing and interpreting data
writing up and disseminating
implementation and change
recruiting people to be actively involved in research
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Date Entered: 2012/09/04

Date Edited: 2012/09/04

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