Integrative reviews commonly incorporate the findings from a range of different research designs. Integrative reviews summarize “past empirical and theoretical literature to provide a more comprehensive understanding of a particular phenomenon or healthcare problem. Well done integrative reviews present the state of the science, contribute to theory development, and have direct applicability to practice and policy." 1
1. Whittemore R, Knafl K. The integrative review: updated methodology. J Adv Nurs. 2005;52(5):546-53.
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