Table 1

Data extraction and charting

Domain/subdomainDescription
1. General document details
1.1 Author(s)Name(s)
1.2 Author(s)’ discipline(s)Author(s)’ discipline(s) or professional credentials
1.3 Reference typeEmpirical study, review, non-empirical
1.4 Publication locationCountry of publication
1.5 Year of publicationPublication year
1.6 Research locationCountry of research
2A. Empirical research study details
2.1 ObjectivesWhat was/were the stated research objective(s) or research question(s)?
2.2 Study designWhat was the study design?
2.3 Outreach service providersWhat group of service providers was providing outreach (e.g., nurses, peers, etc.)?
2.4 Outreach recipientsWho are the recipients of outreach? Can they be classified as hard-to-reach and hidden?
2.5 SettingIn what programme is outreach embedded (e.g., community healthcare, clinic, etc.)?
2.6 Methodology and methodsWhat methodology and methods guided the implementation of the study?
2.7 Study populationWhat were the eligibility/inclusion criteria? What was the primary population of focus?
2.8 Outreach definitionWhat was the definition of outreach used? Was it implicitly or explicitly defined?
2.9 ResultsWhat were the main findings?
2B. Other reference types details
2.1 Non-empirical type of articleDiscussion, commentary, non-empirical report
2.2 Health or social issueWhat is the health or social issue precipitating the need for outreach services?
2.3 ObjectivesWhat was/were the stated objective(s) of the reference?
2.4 Outreach service providersWhat group of service providers was providing outreach (e.g., nurses, peers, etc.)?
2.5 Outreach recipientsWho are the recipients of outreach? Can they be classified as hard-to-reach and hidden?
2.6 SettingIn what programme is outreach embedded (e.g., community healthcare, clinic, etc.)?
2.7 Study populationWhat were the eligibility/inclusion criteria (if applicable)? What was the primary population of focus?
2.8 Outreach definitionWhat was the definition of outreach used? Was it implicitly or explicitly defined?
2.9 Key messagesWhat were the main messages or conclusions?