Title

A Structured Approach Using the Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR): Building the Evidence for Oral Health Interventions in the Population With Intellectual and Developmental Disability

UMMS Affiliation

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research

Date

4-1-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This review describes the methods used for a systematic review of oral health intervention literature in a target population (people with intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD)), which spans a broad range of interventions and study types, conducted with specialized software.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to demonstrate the review strategy, using the free, online systematic review data repository (SRDR) tool, for oral health interventions aimed at reducing disparities between people with I/DD and the general population.

RESEARCH DESIGN: Researchers used online title/abstract review (Abstrackr) and data extraction (SRDR) tools to structure the literature review and data extraction. A practicing clinician and an expert methodologist completed the quality review for each study. The data extraction team reported on the experience of using and customizing the SRDR.

RESULTS: Using the SRDR, the team developed four extraction templates for eight key questions and completed extraction on 125 articles.

CONCLUSIONS: This report discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using an electronic tool, such as the SRDR, in completing a systematic review in an area of growing research. This review provides valuable insight for researchers who are considering the use of the SRDR.

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Citation: Bonardi A, Clifford CJ, Hadar N. A Structured Approach Using the Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR) Building the Evidence for Oral Health Interventions in the Population With Intellectual and Developmental Disability. Evaluation review. 2017 Apr;41(2):111-29. doi: 10.1177/0193841X16664811. Link to article on publisher's website

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Keywords

content area, intellectual/developmental disability, methodological development, oral health, physical health care and policy, systematic review

PubMed ID

27543432