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Table 5 Reporting quality with regard to the development and evaluation of a complex intervention

From: Effectiveness of training in evidence-based medicine skills for healthcare professionals: a systematic review

  Bennet et al. Kim et al. Lizarondo et al. McCluskey et al. Meyer et al. Varnell et al. Yost et al. Chen et al. Courey et al. Jalali-NIa et al. Stevenson et al. Levin et al. Dizon et al.
Description and delivery of the intervention
ᅟDescription of all components of the intervention + - + + + + + + + + + + +
ᅟDescription of the control intervention (comparator) n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. - - - + + +
Description of the intervention’s development
ᅟDescription of the intervention’s underlying theoretical considerations + - + + + + - + - - + + +
ᅟRationale for the selection of the intervention’s components - - + + + - + - - - - + +
ᅟIllustration of any intended interactions between different components - - - - - + - - - - - + +
ᅟRationale for the aim/essential functions of the intervention’s components, including the evidence whether the components are appropriate for achieving this goal + - - + + + - - - - - - +
ᅟConsideration of contextual factors and determinants of the setting in the modeling of the intervention + - + - + - + - + - - + +
Information on a pilot-test
ᅟInformation on pilot-testing n. a. - + n. a. n. a. - - - - - - + +
ᅟIn case of pilot-test: presentation of all relevant results and their impact on the modeling of the final intervention n. a. n. a. - n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. + +
Description of the implementation strategy
ᅟIf the study was conducted in different clusters or centers: description of a standardised implementation strategy throughout the centers n. a. + - - n. a. + - - n. a. - - - n. a.
Methods of assessing participant’s preferences, interests, experiences
ᅟDescription of facilitators or barriers revealed by the process evaluation which have influenced the interventions’ implementation - + - - - + - - - - - - +
Description of a process evaluation
ᅟDescription of an evaluation of the implementation process - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ᅟDescription of unexpected interactions between components of the intervention and the environment in which the intervention was implemented - + - - - - - - - - - - -
Information on costs, resources needed for the intervention’s implementation
ᅟDescription of costs or required resources for the intervention’s implementation - - - - - - - - - - - - -