What is an integrative review?

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The combination and complexity of incorporating diverse methodologies can contribute to laông xã of rigor, inaccuracy, và bias.Methods of analysis, synthesis, and conclusion-drawing remain poorly formulated.Issues related to combining empirical and theoretical reports.

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Source:Whittemore et al. (2005)


"A Review method that summarizes past empirical or theoretical literature to lớn provide a more comprehensive sầu understanding of a particular phenomenon or healthcare problem (Broome 1993). Integrative đánh giá, thus, have the potential to build nursing science, informing retìm kiếm, practice, và policy initiatives. Well-done integrative sầu nhận xét present the state of the science, contribute khổng lồ theory development, and have sầu direct applicability to practice and policy."

"The integrative sầu nhận xét method is an approach that allows for the inclusion of diverse methodologies (i.e. experimental và non-experimental research)."


An integrative sầu Reviews is best designed for:

Nursingnhận xét experimental & non-experimental research simultaneouslyto define conceptsto đánh giá theoriesto reviews evidence/point out gaps in the literatureto analyze methodological issues

Source:Whittemore et al. (2005)


What is an Integrative Review? Outline of Stages


Timeframe: 12+ months *Varies beyond the type of đánh giá. Depends on many factors such as but not limited to: resources available, the quantity and unique of the literature, & the expertise or experience of reviewers" (Grant et al. 2009)

Question: Formulation of a problem,may be related to practice and/or policy especially in nursing.

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Sources và searches:Comprehensive but with a specific focus,integrated methodologies-experimental & non-experimental research. Purposive Sampling may be employed. Database searching is recommended along with grey literature searching. "Other recommended approaches khổng lồ searching the literature include ancestry searching, journal hvà searching, networking, & searching retìm kiếm registries." Search is transparent & reproducible.

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Selection:Selected as related to problem identified or question, Inclusion of empirical và theoretical reports và diverse study methodologies.

Appraisal:"How quality is evaluated in an integrative đánh giá will vary depending on the sampling frame." Limited/varying methods of critical appraisal và can be complex. "In a review that encompasses theoretical và empirical sources, two unique criteria instruments could be developed for each type of source & scores could be used as criteria for inclusion/exclusion or as a variable in the data analysis stage."

Synthesis: Narrative sầu synthesis for qualitative & quantitative sầu studies. Data extracted for study characteristics & concept. Synthesis may be in the form of a table, diagram or mã sản phẩm to lớn portray results. "Extracted data are compared thành công by thành công so that similar data are categorized và grouped together."

The method consists of:

data reductiondata displaydata comparisonconclusiondrawing, verification

Source:Whittemore et al. (2005)


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