Teesside Centre for Evidence-Based Practice

A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence

The Teesside Centre for Evidence-Based Practice is z Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence (JBI). The key aim of the JBI is to promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes, through its global network of collaborating centres.

the Joanna Briggs Institute

At Teesside we focus on addressing important clinical and public health questions through the synthesis and transfer of evidence through our systematic review work programme. Our team consists of information specialists, statisticians, practitioners and health researchers who work on a range of reviews to support clinical and public health policy and practice.

We work closely with clinical partners, especially those from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to ensure that our reviews address clinically important topics. We also have strong working relationship with public health policy and practice partners and have also undertaken systematic and rapid reviews to inform and support public health decision making. Once each review is complete, we continue to work with our clinical and public health partners to translate the findings into practice.

Members

Management committee

Registered titles

Josette Bettany-Saltikov: Manual therapy interventions for postural change and other patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) in adults with back and neck conditions

Josette Bettany-Saltikov: The effectiveness of evidence-based practice educational interventions on registered healthcare professionals decision making, professional practice and patient outcomes: a comprehensive systematic review.

Systematic review protocols

Early intervention programs using volunteers for child development and nutrition: a mixed methods systematic review protocol Machaira, Theodora; Azevedo, Liane Beretta; Hamilton, Sharon; More JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 14(5):44-56, May 2016.

Weight-loss interventions for overweight/obese adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review protocol Cooper, Lesley; Ryan, Cormac; Ells, Louisa Jane; More JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 14(5):57-67, May 2016.

Intermittent fasting interventions for the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults aged 18 years and over: a systematic review protocol Jane, Louisa; Atkinson, Greg; Jaime, Victoria; More JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 13(10):60-68, October 2015.

Ells L, Atkinson G, McGowan VJ, Hamilton S, Waller G. (2015) Intermittent fasting interventions for the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults aged 18 years and over: a systematic review of quantitative evidence (Protocol). Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 13(10) pp60-68.
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Other review work

  1. Sugar Reduction: The evidence for action Annexe 2: A mixed method review of behaviour changes resulting from experimental studies that examine the effect of fiscal measures targeted at high sugar food and non-alcoholic drink. L.Ells, et al Public Health England, October 2015
  2. Sugar Reduction: The evidence for action Annexe 3: A mixed method review of behaviour changes resulting from marketing strategies targeted at high sugar food and non-alcoholic drink L.Ells, et al Public Health England, October 2015
  3. Parent-only interventions for childhood overweight or obesity in children aged 5 to 11 years.
  4. Loveman E, Al-Khudairy L, Johnson RE, Robertson W, Colquitt JL, Mead EL, Ells LJ, Metzendorf MI, Rees K. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD012008. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012008.
  5. Systematic review of the use of data from national childhood obesity surveillance programmes in primary care: a conceptual synthesis. Henderson E, Ells LJ et al Obesity reviews
  6. Surgery for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents'. Ells L J, Mead E, Atkinson G, Corpeleijn E, Roberts K, Viner R, Baur L, Metzendorf M, Richter B. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;10.1002/14651858.CD011740
  7. eHealth interventions for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Hutchesson M. Ells L.J, Rollo ME, Krukowski R, Harvey J, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Plotnikoff R, Collins CE Obes Rev. 2015;10.1111/obr.12268
  8. The association between diet and physical activity and subsequent excess weight gain and obesity assessed at 5 years of age or older: a systematic review of the epidemiological evidence.Summerbell CD, Douthwaite W, Whittaker V, Ells LJ, Hillier F, Smith S, Kelly S, Edmunds LD, Macdonald I.Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Jul;33 Suppl 3:S1-92.
  9. The impact of maternal BMI status on pregnancy outcomes with immediate short-term obstetric resource implications: a meta-analysis.Heslehurst N, Simpson H, Ells LJ, Rankin J, Wilkinson J, Lang R, Brown TJ, Summerbell CD.Obes Rev. 2008 Nov;9(6):635-83.
  10. A systematic review of the effect of dietary exposure that could be achieved through normal dietary intake on learning and performance of school-aged children of relevance to UK schools.Ells LJ, Hillier FC, Shucksmith J, Crawley H, Harbige L, Shield J, Wiggins A, Summerbell CD.Br J Nutr. 2008 Nov;100(5):927-36.

Identifying new review titles

Anyone wishing to register a review title with the Teesside Affiliate Centre is encouraged to approach the Director or Deputy Director to discuss their proposed title and systematic review. In discussion with the proposed lead reviewer, the Director or Deputy Director will assess whether:

  • The title is relevant to practice
  • There is the expertise and resources in place to undertake and complete the review
  • There is a realistic prospect that the protocol will be submitted within 6 months of the title being accepted on the Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
  • There is a realistic prospect that the systematic review will be completed within a year of the protocol being accepted on Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

If it is clear that all of the above elements are in place, the Director and Deputy Director will work with the lead reviewer, and their team, to draft the title and the review protocol.

If any of these elements are not in place, the Director and Deputy Director will endeavour to support the lead reviewer to address the deficits where possible.

User representation

The users of our work are varied and include clinicians, patients, family/carers and the general public. We therefore aim to include relevant representation on each review and are always keen to hear from anyone interested in joining our review teams. If you are interested or would like to know more about how we work with our review users please contact the Director or Deputy Director.