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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) – systematic litterature search with thematically organized reference list

A systematic search to find Norwegian published scientific literature, international systematic reviews and guidelines about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Our findings are presented in this systematic reference list.

A systematic search to find Norwegian published scientific literature, international systematic reviews and guidelines about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Our findings are presented in this systematic reference list.


Key message

The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services was commissioned to find Norwegian published scientific literature, international systematic reviews and guidelines about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).  Our findings are presented in this systematic reference list. 

Methods

We searched relevant medical databases and internet sites. We designed three search strategies: one electronic search for systematic reviews and  guidelines, another for guidelines and lastly an electronic search for Norwegian scientific published litterature. The searches were completed in February 2014. Two researchers reviewed the identified references independently and evaluated relevance according to our inclusion criteria.

Results

Search 1, overview of systematic reviews was sorted thematically according to 11 categories. Search 2, was sorted by guidelines patient information, government reports, hand books into two categories. Search 3, overview of Norwegian scientific litterature was collectively presented according to publication year. We identified:

84 systematic overviews and reviews

28 guidelines, handbooks, patient information leaflets and government reports

83 Norwegian scientific publications from 1954 to 2014

About this publication

  • Year: 2014
  • By: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
  • Authors Leiknes KA, Dalsbø TK, Heintz M, Sletsjøe H.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8121-858-1