The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports is a refereed online journal that publishes systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of healthcare research following the JBI methodology and undertaken by the Joanna Briggs Institute and its international collaborating centres and groups. These reviews may be of quantitative or qualitative research data, text and/or opinion, relate to economic data or combinations of the above. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports also publishes the Institute's implementation reports that present the findings of projects that seek to implement the best available evidence into practice. Our content is indexed in MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, Mosby’s Index (Elsevier) and CINAHL (EBSCO). 



Systematic Reviews in Forthcoming Issues


                   *Browse some of the titles that will be published soon in the JBISRIR  


The effectiveness of inpatient physical therapy compared to outpatient physical therapy in older adults after total hip replacement in the post-discharge period: a systematic review. Jitka Klugarova, Miloslav Klugar, Jana Mareckova, Jiri Gallo, Zuzana Kelnarova 

Interventions for improving the research literacy of nurses: a systematic review. Sonia Hines, Joanne Ramsbotham, Fiona Coyer

The experience of adults who choose watchful waiting or active surveillance as an approach to medical treatment: A qualitative systematic review. Leslie Rittenmeyer

The effectiveness of the teach-back method on adherence and self-management in health education for people with chronic disease: A systematic review. Ha Thi Thuy Dinh, Ann Bonner, Robyn Clark, Joanne Ramsbotham, Sonia Hines

Effectiveness of discharge interventions from hospital to home to reduce readmissions: a systematic review. Anja Braet, Caroline Weltens, Walter Sermeus

Posted: 2016-01-29

Methodology for Diagnostic Test Accuracy

JBI guidance for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy is now available from our website or by clicking here: Diagnostic Test Accuracy.  
Posted: 2015-09-24

Masters of Translational Health Science


The Translational Health Science specialisation of the University of Adelaide’s Master of Public Health equips graduates with skills to contribute professionally to evidence-based healthcare in public health and clinical settings. Offered in an online teaching format, the specialisation is designed to meet the needs of a diverse and international student body from a wide range of disciplines and at all stages of career.

For further information, visit the following link or send me an email at 

Posted: 2015-09-10
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Vol 13, No 12 (2015)

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Table of Contents


What’s in a name: ‘significant’ results?
Catalin Tufanaru

Systematic Review Protocols

Eng Whui Poh, Alexa McArthur, Libby Roughead
Joao Apostolo, Richard Cooke, Elzbieta Bobrowicz-Campos, Silvina Santana, Maura Marcucci, Antonio Cano, Miriam Vollenbroek, Carol Holland
Kathy Speer, Tracy Chamblee, Jerithea Tidwell
Laura Morgan, Judith Carrier, Deborah Edwards
Carol Davy, Elaine Kite, Graham Aitken, Garth Dodd, Janice Rigney, Jenny Hayes, Jan Van Emden
Sanda Small, Catherine de Boer, Michelle Swab
Alla El-Awaisi, Lesley Diack, Sundari Joseph, Maguy El Hajj

Systematic Reviews

Ngozi N. Nwogu, Lynet Agrawal, Stephanie Chambers, Archiel B. Buagas, Rose Mary Daniele, Joanne K. Singleton
Catrin Evans, Sylivia Nalubega, John McLuskey, Nicola Darlington, Michelle Croston, Fiona Bath-Hextall
Jeffrey Hoffman, Casi Hamner

Implementation Reports

Olga Sukhenko
Errata: The implementation of best practice in medication administration across a health network: a multisite evidence-based audit and feedback project
Zachary Munn, Alan Scarborough, Susanne Pearce, Alexa McArthur, Sheila Kavanagh, Michelle Girdler, Bernie Stefan-Rasmus, Helen Breen, Shirley Farquhar, Jessie Li, Steven Hutchinson, Matthew Stephenson, Helen McBeth, Alison Kitson

Reviewer Acknowledgment

Thank you to JBISRIR’s peer reviewers in 2015