Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Published in English, Portuguese,
Spanish or French.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Papers were excluded if they reported on HCAI guideline recommendations, simply cited the importance of service-user involvement, or reported on broad experiences of HCAI guideline implementation.
Report of evidence focused on:
  • Patient/family involvement patient/family participation in the implementation of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) guidelines.

  • Strategies used to support patient/family involvement in the implementation of HCAI guidelines and associated interventions.