Consumer input requested for the protocol Physical activity and education for chronic musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents
The Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS) is seeking a consumer reviewer for a new Cochrane protocol titled, Physical activity and education for chronic musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents.
If you are a patient or carer, or have other personal experience of this topic area and would like to take part in this important process, please get in touch.
A protocol is the plan to be followed in a review and clearly describes why the review is needed, what the review is about, and how the authors will go about developing the review. Cochrane Protocols are published so that people can comment on them before the actual Review has been carried out.
We forward all reviewers a copy of the draft protocol and a checklist for you to complete. We ask peer reviewers to submit courteous and constructive comments on the protocol that identify its weaknesses as well as suggestions for ways of improving it. We ask that you do not share the draft manuscript as it is confidential until the protocol is published on the Cochrane Library. We would normally expect the completed checklist to be returned within two weeks of you receiving the documents, but if this is not feasible, we can discuss an alternative date.
You can read the Cochrane Peer Review Policy here: https://community.cochrane.org/editorial-and-publishing-policy-resource/cochrane-review-management/cochrane-peer-review-policy.
Find out more about consumer reviewing for PaPaS on our website here: https://papas.cochrane.org/resources-consumers
We send a copy of the final published Protocol to all reviewers, along with all peer reviewer comments and the authors' responses. You will also have the opportunity to give your permission to be named in the Acknowledgements section of the published protocol and on the PaPaS website.
We are looking for a patient or carer, or someone who has other personal experience of this topic area and would like to take part in this important process