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Assessing the complexity of interventions within systematic reviews: development, content and use of a new tool (iCAT_SR)

  • Simon Lewin1, 2Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Maggie Hendry3,
  • Jackie Chandler4,
  • Andrew D. Oxman1,
  • Susan Michie5,
  • Sasha Shepperd6,
  • Barnaby C. Reeves7,
  • Peter Tugwell8,
  • Karin Hannes9,
  • Eva A. Rehfuess10,
  • Vivien Welch11, 12, 13,
  • Joanne E. Mckenzie14,
  • Belinda Burford15,
  • Jennifer Petkovic16,
  • Laurie M. Anderson17,
  • Janet Harris18 and
  • Jane Noyes19
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:76

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-017-0349-x

Received: 5 January 2017

Accepted: 14 April 2017

Published: 26 April 2017

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Original Submission
5 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisa Susan Wieland
8 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Fujian Song
29 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Simon Lewin
Resubmission - Version 2
29 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Simon Lewin
Resubmission - Version 3
12 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
14 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
26 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0349-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
(2)
Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council
(3)
North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Bangor University
(4)
Cochrane, Cochrane Central Executive
(5)
Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London
(6)
Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
(7)
Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol
(8)
Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa
(9)
Social Research Methodology Group, Centre for Sociological Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven
(10)
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Munich
(11)
Bruyère Research Institute, Bruyère Continuing Care
(12)
School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa
(13)
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
(14)
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, The Alfred Centre, Monash University
(15)
Cochrane Public Health Group and Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
(16)
Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa
(17)
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington
(18)
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield
(19)
School of Social Sciences, Bangor University

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