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Table 1 Components of TREAT journal club format

From: The effectiveness and feasibility of TREAT (Tailoring Research Evidence and Theory) journal clubs in allied health: a randomised controlled trial

Component from evidence Consistently conducted in standard? Local modification
1. Establish JC of similar interests ^ - JC participants from similar clinical background or interest
- Initial goal setting session to establish topics of interest to all members that will be discussed in journal club.
2. Have overarching goal and purpose ^ As above.
3. Regular predictable attendance ^ Journal club set at same time and location each month
4. Circulating articles for discussion ^ Journal articles circulated prior to journal club
5. Didactic support ^ Didactic teaching initially provided within each session on given topic by research academic and later given as handouts for referencea
6. Mentoring/Support from researchers/academics ^a Academic facilitator available for support between sessions
7. Have a facilitator to guide discussion^ Academic facilitator helped guide discussions during each session
8. Use of structured appraisal tools during the session ^a Standardised critical appraisal tool used (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme)
9. Adhering to principles of adult learning and use multi-faceted learning strategiesa -Group approach to critical appraisal to promote collaborative learning-Incidental teaching based on participant motivations within the session- Written based resources and access to library support to assist with searching
10. Put evidence in context of clinical practice and evaluate knowledge uptake informally or formally ^ Time provided in session to discuss clinical implications and follow up of knowledge uptake.
11. Provide food^ JC club participants invited to bring food to share for session
  1. ^= key component suggested in Deenadayalan et al., 2008 a = key component suggested in Harris et al., 2011
  2. aDue to time constraints this teaching was provided in the form of a handout in later sessions