Table 158Summary of study characteristics

PopulationMethodsRelevanceQuality
Wollin 2005254Self-selecting sample of multiple sclerosis patients. AustraliaMethods poor described. Results adequately reported.Only a small proportion of patients had lower urinary tract symptoms. Only a small proportion of participants had engaged with continence services.Low
Van der Eijk 2011253Self-selecting sample of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The NetherlandsMethods appropriate. Results well reported.The number of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms was not specified. Focus of study was patient-centeredness.Moderate
MS Trust 2001256Neurologist and self selecting sample of patients with multiple sclerosis. UKMethods appropriate. Results well reportedThe number of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms was not specified. Focus of the study was MS specialist nursesModerate
NCS 2009255Self selecting sample of patients with neurological conditions. UKMethods unclear. Data collection unclearThe number of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms was not specified. The focus of the study was participants’ experiences of neurological services.Low

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