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Exhibit 6. Strength of Evidence for Individual Characteristics of Target Audiences

Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report

Type of DocumentNumber
Systematic reviews
Systematic review of randomized controlled trials0
Systematic review of descriptive studies (quantitative / qualitative)10
Single evaluative studies
Randomized controlled trial0
Nonrandomized controlled trial0
Cohort / case-control study1
Single site intervention (pre/post) / Case series study2
Single descriptive studies
Mixed methods study (qualitative / quantitative)9
Quantitative study20
Descriptive or qualitative study26
Case study / description of implementation10
Scholarly articles or reviews17
Other (workshop overview, conference paper)4

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Current as of May 2012
Internet Citation: Exhibit 6. Strength of Evidence for Individual Characteristics of Target Audiences: Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptfamilyscan/ptfamilyex6.html