JBI Evidence Synthesis

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June 2023 - Volume 21 - Issue 6

  • Edoardo Aromataris, PhD
  • 2689-8381
  • Monthly


Welcome to the latest issue of JBI Evidence Synthesis. This month we are pleased to feature a qualitative systematic review and a scoping review.

Maternal smoking cessation, during pregnancy or postnatally, continues to be a public health challenge internationally. The qualitative review in this issue, “Pregnant and postnatal women's experiences of interacting with health care providers about their tobacco smoking," yielded 6 robust synthesized findings covering a range of personal experiences, both positive and negative, with these interactions. In an editorial accompanying this review, the first author reflected on the process of conducting critical appraisal for qualitative research, and how to navigate the varying approaches that reviewers take with regard to including low-quality studies in a qualitative review.

The scoping review in this issue mapped the literature to identify existing preoperative interventions (also known as prehabilitation) that have been carried out to improve health outcomes for patients awaiting elective coronary artery bypass grafting. The authors grouped the interventions into 5 categories and also noted factors related to prehabilitation feasibility and patient experiences.

Please see the full table of contents​ for this issue, which includes many protocols for upcoming evidence synthesis research.

Mara Lambert

Managing Editor


We are pleased to present a JBI Best Practice Information Sheet  to accompany the systematic review "Pregnant and postnatal women's experiences of interacting with health care providers about their tobacco smoking: a qualitative systematic review."​ This brief summary of the published review features the important details including the findings and conclusions of the review, as well as the recommendations for practice. JBI Best Practice Information Sheets are available in the JBI Evidence Based Practice Database and are prepared for a selection of systematic reviews published in JBI Evidence Synthesis.​

Impact of educational and psychological interventions compared with standard care in college/university students with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review protocol

Kantor, Jiří; Li, Jiaoli; Du, Jian; More

JBI Evidence Synthesis. 21(6):1299-1309, June 2023.