Evidence Synthesis Team Reviews

Reviews Led by EST

a) Current

A systematic review of the effectiveness of TNFα inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

Understanding and developing methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation

Cochrane review of patient-initiated clinics in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Cochrane review of pharmacological, psychosocial and dietary interventions for children with recurrent abdominal pain


b) Completed

The impact of using outdoor space, such as gardens, on the physical and mental well-being of those with dementia

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease:  A systematic review of randomised controlled trials

A systematic review of the effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

Systematic review of patient-initiated clinics (PICs) in patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care

Does participating in physical activity in outdoor natural environments have a greater effect on physical and mental wellbeing than physical activity indoors?  A systematic review

Are telephone consultations a safe and effective method of providing routine follow-up in secondary care for patients following a routine surgical procedure?

The prevalence of psychiatric disorders or emotional and behavioural disturbance (diagnosed and undiagnosed) in children who have been excluded from school

The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions

The effect of teacher-led interventions on a social and emotional behaviour in primary school children: a systematic review (Teacher training potential to improve social and emotional behaviour in children)

Reviews Led by Others, with EST Involvement

a) Current

Non pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research

Informing the NHS outcomes framework: what outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability?

Treatment Resistant Depression: A Delphi Study

UNTEST: A systematic review of interventions to reduce unnecessary thyroid function tests

The effectiveness of interventions with healthcare practitioners to promote psychological wellbeing and change health behaviours: A systematic review

The strength of the association between father’s depression and interparental relationship:  a systematic review and meta-analysis

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review


b) Completed

Multi-component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-regression

Is adherence to a Mediterranean diet associated with cognitive function and dementia?

What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?

Implementation of falls prevention programmes

Are interventions to reduce the impact of arsenic contamination of groundwater on human health and crop productivity in developing countries effective?

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of volunteering on the health of volunteers

The effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD