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Table 7 Scenario – defining characteristics of the review context related to TRANSFER factors

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

Scenario: The review authors in collaboration with the stakeholders go through the transferability factors identified in the previous stage (Stage 2b) and specify how the characteristics of the review context relate to these factors as follows:
Context specified in the review: Global
Transferability factorsCharacteristics of review context
Average length of homelessness among homeless individualsLength of time spent homeless by individuals included in the studies
Quality of usual housing servicesRange of quality of usual housing services offered in various study settings
Climate (weather conditions)Range of weather conditions (warm, cold, temperate climates, etc.) in the study settings
The review authors then specify the characteristics of the secondary context (Norway) according to the transferability factors identified. Research from Norway indicates that almost two thirds of the homeless population have been homeless for six months or longer [52]; usual housing services are of relatively high quality and comprehensive; and the cold season in Norway is sufficiently severe that this may be an important factor. Thus, you define the secondary context of interest as follows:
Secondary context: Norway
Transferability factorsCharacteristics of specified context
Length of homelessness:Most people who are homeless are homeless for more than 6 months at a time
Quality of usual services:Residents who experience homelessness are provided high quality and comprehensive housing services as part of usual services
Climate:Very cold winters