Invitation to participate in a survey on experiences of review authors using PRISMA-E 2012
Systematic review authors are invited to participate in a brief survey to capture review author experiences in using the new equity extension to the PRISMA statement (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses). The existing PRISMA Statement, developed in 2009, aims to improve reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses by promoting completeness and transparency of reporting of the methods used and subsequent results. Currently PRISMA does not include guidance focused on health inequities, where health inequities are differences in health outcomes that are avoidable and unnecessary, but also unfair and unjust.
We have developed a new equity extension for PRISMA, called "PRISMA-E 2012", reporting guidelines for systematic reviews with a major focus on health equity, which we believe will enhance reporting of equity in systematic reviews. Now that PRISMA-E 2012 has been developed, we are keen to understand the experience of review authors with the new checklist extension items, which is why we are seeking input.
Please follow this link to complete our short survey before 7 September 2012: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3HJ2NCG (should take approximately 10 minutes).
The results from this survey will inform the development of user resources to accompany the roll-out of PRISMA-E 2012 to guide systematic review authors in using the checklist. The findings will also be published.
Belinda Burford (Cochrane Public Health Group)
on behalf of Elizabeth Waters, Mark Petticrew, Peter Tugwell, Vivian Welch, Jennifer O'Neill, Tracey Koehlmoos, and David Moher