Prioritisation of scientific evidence gaps
Scientific evidence gaps which most urgently need to be addressed are identified using a method developed by the James Lind Alliance in Great Britain that actively engages a broad range of stakeholders, including health care and social service providers as well as service users and their families.
The aim of the report is to stimulate relevant research and well-conducted studies into questions which are regarded as of particularly high priority. This can apply both to research in the form of individual new studies, so-called primary research, and in the form of systematic reviews, in which the results of all studies within a specific field are critically appraised and summarized. The main target groups for the report are researchers, the bodies which fund research and authorities and organisations which compile research findings.
The project group and external reviewers
The project groups comprised a total of 64 people (14 in each working group) representing healthcare personnel (midwives, doctors, physiotherapists, urotherapists, registered nurses) and women who had experienced birth-related injuries during delivery. The participants in the various working groups are listed in the full report in Swedish Chapter 7
Project leaders from SBU: Karin Rydin (project leader), Maria Ahlberg (project administrator), Sara Fundell (project administrator), Christel Hellberg (project leader), Marie Österberg (project leader).
External reviewers: Gunilla Tegerstedt, Senior Medical Officer, Med dr, and Frida Trönnberg, patient expert.