A systematic search of the literature on effectiveness of alliances for health promotion: some methodological issues and their implications for research

Brenda Roe, L Guinness, A.M Rafferty

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    Abstract

    A systematic literature search was undertaken and an annotated bibliography compiled on the effectiveness of alliances for health promotion. Nineteen databases were systematically searched according to a pre-specified search strategy using parts 1 and 2 of the Cochrane Search Strategy for controlled studies which generated 185 discrete references. Of the 110 published empirical studies that were identified, 19 involved macro-alliances and 91 micro-alliances. Studies involved lifestyle behav iours (n=47), reproductive health and parenting (n=20) or focused on disease ( n=34). The methods used for the literature search and their considerations are presented in this paper along with a preliminary description of the studies retrieved. The method ological issues are discussed along with their implications and suggestions for further research and health policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)78-90
    JournalHealth Education Journal
    Volume58
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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