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Table 1 Components of TREAT Journal Club Format

From: Factors that influence the sustainability of structured allied health journal clubs: a qualitative study

Component from evidence Consistently conducted in standard JCs? Description of local application
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 reference
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” or CASP.
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+ Journal 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