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dc.contributor.authorStich, Anne Kathrin
dc.contributor.authorMozygemba, Kati
dc.contributor.authorLysdahl, Kristin Bakke
dc.contributor.authorPfadenhauer, Lisa Maria
dc.contributor.authorHofmann, Bjørn Morten
dc.contributor.authorvan der Wilt, Gert-Jan
dc.contributor.authorGerhardus, Ansgar
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 2019, 35 (2), 99-105.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractObjectives Social and cultural aspects are rarely assessed in health technology assessments (HTA), despite being part of most HTA definitions. One hypothesis for the reason why they are hardly considered in HTA is that we lack relevant assessment methods. Accordingly, this review aims at providing an overview of methodological approaches to address social and cultural aspects related to health technologies in HTA. Methods We conducted a comprehensive literature search by searching fourteen databases and a hand-search of two pertinent journals. Additionally, we sent a query to all member agencies of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) asking them for methods they use to assess social and cultural aspects. Results A total of 125 publications met our inclusion criteria. We grouped the methodological approaches into checklists for experts, literature reviews, stakeholder participatory approaches, primary data collection methods, and combinations of methodological approaches. Conclusions There is a wide variety of methods available for assessing social and cultural aspects of health technologies, some of which have been applied in HTA. The presented overview of the different approaches and their merits can facilitate the assessment of these aspects, and improve the knowledge regarding (potential) success and failure of the implementation of a health technology.nb_NO
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)nb_NO
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleMethods assessing sociocultural aspects of health technologies: Results of a literature reviewnb_NO
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dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Carenb_NO
dc.description.localcode© Cambridge University Press 2019. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (http://, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is unaltered and is properly cited. The written permission of Cambridge University Press must be obtained for commercial re-use or in order to create a derivative work.nb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for helsevitenskap Gjøvik

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