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Table 20 TRANSFER Assessment –context specified in the review

From: The TRANSFER Approach for assessing the transferability of systematic review findings

Review finding: Homeless programmes lead to fewer days spent homeless compared to usual services
Context of interest: Global
Average length of homelessness among homeless: varies
Quality of usual housing services: varies
Climate conditions: varies
TRANSFER factors Assessment Explanation Supporting studies
Length of homelessness of participants No concerns The studies represented a range of participants with length of homelessness at baseline ranging from 1 month to more than 6 months. All of the studies showed the same direction of effect. 1–10
Quality of «usual housing services» No concerns The studies represented a range of quality of usual services. All of the studies showed the same direction of effect. 1–10
Climate conditions Minor concerns The studies only partially represented the review context (cold climates). We are unsure if the finding is transferable to settings with warm or temperate climates. 1–10
Overall assessment Minor concerns There are no substantial differences between the included studies and the review context with respect to length of homelessness, quality of usual services or climate. However, the review finding is only based on evidence from cold climate settings, and we do not have any evidence available regarding how the intervention may work in warm settings. 1–10