Considerations for systematic reviews of quantitative surveys: Learnings from a systematic review of the Patients’ Attitudes Towards Deprescribing questionnaire

Kristie Rebecca Weir, Nagham J. Ailabouni, Carl R. Schneider, Sarah N. Hilmer, Emily Reeve

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This commentary looks at the process of conducting a systematic review of surveys and validated questionnaires. Surveys and other questionnaire style tools are often used in the field of social and administrative pharmacy, to capture beliefs, attitudes and experiences of patients and healthcare professionals (including pharmacists). Currently, there is little guidance available on how to conduct a systematic review of these types of studies. Considerations related to the process of a systematic review are highlighted, including identification of articles, data extraction, assessing quality of articles and synthesis and analysis of data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2345-2349
Number of pages5
JournalResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Deprescribing
  • Research methods
  • Surveys
  • Systematic review

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