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.
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.
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