Equity Checklist for Systematic Review Authors - 2009-05-28.xls
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Eq-1. Is there potential for differences in relative effects between advantaged and
disadvantaged populations? E.g. Are children from lower income families less
likely to use bicycle helmets? (Royal, 2005)
Eq-2. Are interventions likely to be aimed at the disadvantaged? E.g. School
meals aimed at children in poor cities. (Kristjansson, 2007)
Eq-3. Will your search include databases relevant for health equity?
Eq-4. Will your search strategy include terms or concepts relevant for health
Eq-5. Will your search strategy avoid using limits (such as language, age) that
could miss relevant literature for health equity?
Eq-6. Will inclusion/exclusion criteria and data extraction use structured methods
to access dimensions of disadvantage (e.g. socioeconomic status, gender, race,
Eq-7. Will you conduct a process evaluation that considers the disadvantaged?
Eq-8. Will you conduct subgroup analyses across dimensions of disadvantage
Description of Studies; Characteristics of Included Studies/Characteristics of
Eq-9. Could the included studies bias the generalizability to disadvantaged
populations (e.g. restrictive exclusion criteria)?
Eq-10. Did you appropriately describe sociodemographics (e.g. socioeconomic
status, gender, race, etc.), given the details in the included studies?
Eq-11. Did you describe the social context in each study?
Methodological Quality of Included Studies:
C1, C2 Equity Checklist for Systematic Review Authors
"The term 'inequity' has a moral and ethical dimension. It refers to differences which are
unnecessary and avoidable but, in addition, are also considered unfair and unjust."
- Whitehead, 1991
Equity Checklist for Systematic Review Authors - 2009-05