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Aerospace Medicine Review Group

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Claire Bruce-Martin
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This process is intended to guide potential reviewers through the basic process of using NVivo for integrative or qualitative systematic reviews. The aim is to help you understand how to use NVivo to manage your qualitative data, visually present that data and support you in the writing of your report. Please cite this tool as: Laws, J.M., Bruce-Martin, C., & Winnard, A. (2020). AMSRG Basic NVivo user guide for systematic reviews. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32525.56800
Kirsty Lindsay
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Background The constraints of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle present challenges to the use of current exercise countermeasures necessary to prevent severe deconditioning of physiological systems during microgravity exposure beyond Low Earth Orbit. The purpose of this qualitative systematic review was to determine the technical constraints of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle which may hinder astronauts’ capabilities to effectively exercise during long distance spaceflight. Methods Databases were searched from the start of their records to December 2018. Included documents were quality assessed with the AMSRG quality scoring tool and Thematic Analysis was used to analyse the included documents to assess technical constraints of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Results 19 studies were included in the final review. All identified constraints, other than data transmission limitations, were found to ultimately be a result of the volume and upload mass constraints of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. There was a lack of detailed studies and lack of consistency in specifying spacecraft in the literature that limit the conclusions of this review. Conclusion Space agencies are advised to ensure that information on relevant spacecraft constraints is readily available to researchers. This information should be made accessible in an official published document as opposed to disparate and grey literature, and include quantitative information rather than qualitative summaries.