Realist synthesis: learning from a complex intervention targeted at a complex group and reported through a heterogeneous literature base

Lhussier, Monique, Forster, Natalie and Carr, Susan (2017) Realist synthesis: learning from a complex intervention targeted at a complex group and reported through a heterogeneous literature base. SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473972902

Abstract

Traveller Communities constitute a complex population. A lack of reliable demographic data combined with nomadic lifestyles leads to unmet needs. Outreach has been utilized as a strategy to engage Traveller Communities in health improvement interventions. Using realist synthesis, a theory-driven approach which explores what it is about an intervention that works, for whom, in what circumstances, and why, we synthesized the available evidence on outreach interventions for Traveller Communities. We undertook comprehensive searches of electronic databases and gray literature to identify publications relevant to Traveller Communities and health. We then conducted expert hearings involving Traveller Community members and outreach workers to refine and validate our emerging findings. We found that outreach works best when community members feel they can trust the worker.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Natalie Forster
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 12:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28211

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