Protocol for the development of guidance for stakeholder engagement in health and healthcare guideline development and implementation
DiscussionWe will collaborate with our multiple and diverse stakeholders to develop guidance for multi-stakeholder engagement in guideline development and implementation. We will use the results of the systematic reviews to develop a candidate list of draft guidance recommendations and will seek broad feedback on the draft guidance via an online survey of guideline developers and external stakeholders. An invited group of representatives from all stakeholder groups will discuss the results of the survey at a consensus meeting which will inform the development of the final guidance papers.Our overall goal is to improve the ...
Source: Systematic Reviews - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Screening for esophageal adenocarcinoma and precancerous conditions (dysplasia and Barrett ’s esophagus) in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease with or without other risk factors: two systematic reviews and one overview of reviews to inform a guideline of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)
ConclusionsLittle evidence exists on the effectiveness of screening and values and preferences to screening. Many treatment modalities have been evaluated, but studies are small. Overall, there is uncertainty in understanding the effectiveness of screening and early treatments.Systematic review registrationsPROSPERO (CRD42017049993 [KQ1], CRD42017050014 [KQ2], CRD42018084825 [KQ3]). (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Association between anthraquinone laxatives and colorectal cancer: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
DiscussionThis protocol is prepared in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols guidelines. The protocol gives an insight into the scope and parameters for the systematic review to be carried out.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019125414 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What factors affect patients ’ access to healthcare? Protocol for an overview of systematic reviews
This study aims to address that gap by bringing together evidence of what factors affect patients ’ access to healthcare and exploring how those factors vary in different countries and contexts around the world.MethodsAn overview of reviews will be conducted using a comprehensive search strategy to search four databases: Medline, Embase, Global Health and Cochrane Systematic Reviews. Additional searches will be conducted on the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organisation (WHO)  and World Bank websites. Titles and abstracts will be screened against the eligibility criteria and full-text articles will be obtai...
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Engaging older adults in self-management talk in healthcare encounters: a systematic review protocol
DiscussionThis is the first systematic review to date to locate and synthesise the conversation analytic research on how healthcare professionals raise and pursue talk about self-management with older adults in routine clinical interactions. Amalgamating these findings will enable the identification of effective and potentially trainable communication practices for engaging older adults in healthcare decision-making about the self-management goals and actions that enable the greatest possible health and quality of life in older adulthood.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019139376 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Maternal and birth cohort studies in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsCohort studies in the GCC have predominantly focused on reproductive and medical exposures. Obese pregnant women are at an increased risk of undergoing CS delivery or macrosomic births. Longer-term studies that explore a wider range of environmental and biological exposures and outcomes relevant to the GCC region are needed.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42017068910 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Psychotropic medication non-adherence and its associated factors among patients with major psychiatric disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionPsychotropic medication non-adherence was high. It was influenced by various factors operating at different levels. Therefore, comprehensive intervention strategies should be designed to address factors associated with psychotropic medication non-adherence.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42017067436 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Uncontrolled hypertension among patients with comorbidities in sub-Saharan Africa: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
DiscussionThis systematic review and meta-analysis is expected to quantify the magnitude of uncontrolled hypertension among patients with certain comorbid conditions in sub-Saharan Africa to guide policies and interventions. This review is registered in PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic reviews CRD42019108218. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity of ROBINS-I: protocol for a cross-sectional study
DiscussionThe quality of evidence from systematic reviews that include NRS depends partly on the study-level ROB assessments. The findings of this study will contribute to an improved understanding of the ROBINS-I tool and how best to use it. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

A systematic review protocol on small/kiddie cigarette packaging size and its impact on smoking
DiscussionThis systematic review will provide evidence to support the impact of kiddie packs on smoking in terms of smoking initiation, smoking prevalence, urge/tendency to purchase cigarettes and attempts to reduce cigarette consumption. The findings from this review could be helpful to policymakers in regulating kiddie packs to control the consumption of tobacco.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42018102325 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Essential items for reporting of scaling studies of health interventions (SUCCEED): protocol for a systematic review and Delphi process
DiscussionEssential items for reporting scaling studies will contribute to better reporting of scaling studies and facilitate the transparency and scaling of evidence-based health interventions. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Sexual dysfunction and satisfaction in obsessive compulsive disorder: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
DiscussionThis review may support clinical practice highlighting the importance of the assessment of sexuality in patients with OCD and suggesting the use of therapeutic strategies dedicated to sexuality in this clinical population with the aim of improving patients ’ quality of life. Potential limitations will regard the heterogeneity of the studies in terms of the instruments used to assess sexual dysfunction/satisfaction and of the definitions used to conceptualize sexual dysfunction.Systematic review registrationProspero CRD42019132264 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Assessing the completeness and comparability of outcomes in systematic reviews addressing food security: protocol for a methodological study
This study aims to assess the completeness of outcome pre-specification in systematic reviews of interventions to improve food security, specifically food availability, in low- and middle-income countries, as well as to assess the comparability of outcome elements across reviews reporting the same outcome domains.MethodsWe will examine systematic reviews from an ongoing overview of systematic reviews, which assessed the effects of interventions addressing food insecurity through improving food production, access, or utilisation compared with no intervention or a different intervention, on nutrition outcomes. We will examin...
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

A systematic review protocol examining workplace interventions that aim to improve employee health and wellbeing in male-dominated industries
DiscussionThere are an increasing number of interventions designed to improve employee health and wellbeing in the workplace, but no prior review that systematically evaluates their effectiveness. A systematic review is required to prioritise the future implementation of those interventions found to be most effective.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42019161283 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta-analysis protocol for efficacy and safety of Momordica charantia L. on animal models of type 2 diabetes mellitus
DiscussionThe strength of evidence will be rated as high, moderate, low, or very low using GRADE framework for animal studies. This systematic review will potentially improve research practice by identifying risks of bias and design features that compromise translatability and contribute to evidence-based clinical trial design.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42019119181 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Mapping the evidence on health equity considerations in economic evaluations of health interventions: a scoping review protocol
DiscussionThe results of this scoping review will provide a comprehensive overview of the current evidence on how health equity is considered in economic evaluations of health interventions and its research gaps. It will also provide key information to decision-makers and policy-makers to understand ways to include health equity into the prioritization of health interventions when aiming for a more equitable distribution of health resources.Systematic review registrationThis protocol was registered with Open Science Framework (OSF) Registry on August 14, 2019 (https://osf.io/9my2z/registrations). (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Health education programs for improving men ’s engagement with health services in low- to middle-income countries: a scoping review protocol
DiscussionWe anticipate to find relevant studies reporting on health education programs for men in LMICs. The findings of this review will guide further implementation research on health education programs for men in LMICs. The results of the proposed scoping review will be disseminated electronically, in print, and through conference presentation as well as key stakeholder meetings. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Reducing meat consumption by appealing to animal welfare: protocol for a meta-analysis and theoretical review
We describe possible follow-up analyses to investigate hypothesized moderators of intervention effectiveness.DiscussionThe findings of the proposed systematic review and meta-analysis, including any identified methodological limitations of the existing literature, could inform the design of successful evidence-based interventions with broad potential to improve human, animal, and environmental well-being.Systematic review registrationThe protocol was preregistered via the Open Science Framework (https://osf.io/d3y56/registrations). (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Measuring women ’s experiences of maternity care: protocol for a systematic review of self-report survey instruments
DiscussionThe value of survey instruments that evaluate women ’s experiences of their maternity care, as a marker of quality care, has been recognised internationally with many countries employing the use of such instruments to inform policy and practice. The development of these instruments must be methodologically sound and the instrument itself fit for th e purpose and context in which it is used. This protocol describes the methods that will be used to complete a systematic review that will serve as a guide for choosing the most appropriate existing instruments to use or adapt so that they are fit for purpose, in...
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Mapping evidence on women ’s knowledge and practice of breast self-examination in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review protocol
DiscussionThe findings from the scoping review will contribute to obtain an understanding of the women ’s knowledge and practice of breast self-examination in sub-Saharan Africa, and will likely reveal the depth of evidence helping to identify gaps for future research. Results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Implications for clinical practice and health policy will be discussed. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Interactions of clinical relevance associated with concurrent administration of prescription drug and food or medicinal plants: a systematic review protocol
DiscussionThis generic systematic review protocol seeks to synthesize and critically evaluate current knowledge besides to identify any comprehension gaps in the concurrent administration of prescription drugs with food and herbs. By achieving a better understanding of this topic, this information will allow healthcare professionals to develop useful strategies to recognize, manage, and prevent these types of pharmacological interactions at different age stages, including pregnant/lactating women.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42018117308 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Pharmacologic and surgical therapies for patients with Meniere ’s disease: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
DiscussionOur planned systematic review will provide informative evaluations of existing treatments for management of Meniere ’s disease. The findings will inform practitioners as to the relative benefits and harms of the existing competing interventions for MD, offer optimal clinical treatment strategies, identify evidence gaps, and determine promising therapies for evaluation in future trials.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019119129 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Case report: a rapid review approach used by the UK National Screening Committee to inform recommendations on general population screening for vasa praevia
ConclusionsIn this case report, the use of a rapid review as part of the UK NSC ’s process enabled a pragmatic approach to assessing the overall volume, quality and direction of literature on key questions relating to the viability of a population screening programme for VP. Based on our assessments of this single evidence summary, systematic review quality appraisal tools ma y undervalue rapid reviews. The validity of the methods used in this case report, as well as the wider generalisability of our insights relating to rapid review practice, reporting and quality assessment, requires analysis of a larger sample of ...
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Effectiveness of remineralising agents in prevention and treatment of orthodontically induced white spot lesions: a protocol for a systematic review incorporating network meta-analysis
The objective of this study will be to compare the effectiveness and safety of current remineralising agents used in the management of WSLs in patients treated with fixed orthodontic appliances in any orthodontic setting.MethodsLiterature searches will be conducted in several electronic databases (from inception onwards): MEDLINE (via Ovid), Scopus, Embase, the Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), among others. Grey literature will be identified through searching clinical trials registries. Randomised controlled trials that compared the effectiveness of different remineralisatio...
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy across chronic pain disorders: a systematic review protocol synthesising anatomical and metabolite findings in chronic pain patients
This study is registered with PROSPEROCRD42018112640. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Rehabilitation approaches for children living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a protocol for scoping review
DiscussionThe information from studies will be discussed in relation to the research questions using a critical narrative to explore the emergent themes. The quality of studies will be appraised using the mixed method appraisal tool. The scoping review will provide a baseline of evidence on rehabilitation interventions for children living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. The scoping review will inform healthcare providers, scholars and policy developers about the current use of rehabilitation interventions and what gaps need to be addressed with further research and intervention development.Systematic review registrationOSF...
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

A protocol for systematic review of Plantago major L. effectiveness in accelerating wound-healing in animal models
DiscussionResults of this systematic review will be presented in a narrative synthesis form. They will provide a summary and clear understanding of the relevant current questions and evidences directly related toP. major effective tissue repair and healing. Outcomes of this systematic review will contribute with important information that could benefit future research efforts and potential applicability in humans.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42019121962 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Preferred Reporting Items for Overviews of Reviews (PRIOR): a protocol for development of a reporting guideline for overviews of reviews of healthcare interventions
DiscussionA systematically developed reporting guideline for overviews could help to improve the accuracy, completeness, and transparency of overviews. This, in turn, could help maximize the value and impact of overviews by allowing more efficient interpretation and use of their research findings. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR): descriptive characteristics of publicly available data and opportunities for research
ConclusionsUntil we arrive at a future in which the systematic review and broader research communities are comfortable with the accuracy of automated data extraction, re-use of data extracted by humans has the potential to help reduce redundancy and costs. The 152 projects with publicly available data through SRDR, and the more than 15,000 studies therein, are freely available to researchers and the general public who might be working on similar reviews or updates of reviews or who want access to the data for decision-making, meta-research, or other purposes. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis for prevention of recurrent childhood wheeze and asthma: a protocol for a systematic review
DiscussionThis review will aid in determining if the relationship between RSV and asthma development is a causal one, by showing the effect (if any) of RSV prophylaxis on subsequent recurrent wheeze/asthma. If this study shows RSV prophylaxis to have no effect on the outcome of recurrent wheeze/asthma, the question of causality remains. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The scale of neurodegeneration in moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury: a systematic review protocol
DiscussionUnderstanding the scale and timelines of neurodegeneration in moderate-to-severe TBI (as well as which brain areas are most vulnerable to chronic declines) can inform intervention research designed to offset such changes. This may help improve patient outcome following moderate-to-severe TBI and, in turn, reduce the burden of the injury.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019117548 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Etiologic workup in cases of cryptogenic stroke: protocol for a systematic review and comparison of international clinical practice guidelines
DiscussionTo our knowledge, this will be the first review to systematically compare recommendations of international CPGs on investigating the aetiology of ischaemic stroke. The findings will allow for a better understanding of international perspectives on the optimum level of investigations required following a stroke and thus contribute to achieving greater international consensus on best practice in this important and complex area.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019127822. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Adding exercise to usual care in patients with hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular disease: a protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis
DiscussionThe present systematic review will have the potential to aid patients, clinicians and decision-makers recommending exercise and thereby, benefit patients with hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular disease.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019142313 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of inclusion, dose and duration of pyrazinamide (PZA) on efficacy and safety outcomes in tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis protocol
DiscussionThe current use of PZA for TB is based on over 60 years of clinical trial data, but this has never been synthesised to guide rationale use in future regimens and clinical trials.Systematic review registration: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) CRD42019138735 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Mapping evidence on access to healthcare information by women of reproductive age in low-and-middle-income countries: scoping review protocol
DiscussionsThe scoping review will focus on women of reproductive age in LMICs. We anticipate finding relevant literature on the interventions aimed at accessing health care services in LMICs. The study findings will help reveal research gaps to guide future research.Scoping review registrationNot registered with PROSPERO (not needed).Protocol and registrationThis scoping review was not registered. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Lifestyle interventions to maternal weight loss after birth: a systematic review
ConclusionICT-based interventions can support postpartum women to achieve a healthy lifestyle and weight control. Future studies should focus on larger sample sizes, longer follow-up periods, and adherence to the interventions.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42018080731 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of lifetime substances use among students in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionThis meta-analysis highlighted the extent of lifetime prevalence of any substance, khat, alcohol, and cigarettes smoking among students in Ethiopia. Significant percent of high school students have exposed to substances. Policy makers should devise and implement strictly binding regulation to curb widespread of substances around educational institution premises at national level. Priority should be given to intervention strategies that help delay first use of substance to prevent problems later in life. Besides,  the problem warrants regular national-level educational institutions based studies focusing on t...
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Feasibility and acceptability of living systematic reviews: results from a mixed-methods evaluation
ConclusionsFindings to date support feasibility and acceptability of LSR production. There are challenges that need to be addressed for living systematic reviews to be sustainable and have maximum value. The findings from this study will be used in discussions with the Cochrane community, key decision makers and people more broadly concerned with LSRs to identify and develop priorities for scale-up. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The effectiveness of psychological interventions for fatigue in cancer survivors: systematic review of randomised controlled trials
ConclusionsThis review showed some tentative support for psychological interventions for fatigue after cancer treatment. However, as the RCTs were heterogeneous in nature and the number of high-quality studies was limited, definitive conclusions are not yet possible. With the growing need for stage-specific research in cancer, this review sought to inform current practice and to summarise the existing evidence base of randomised controlled trials in the area.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO registration number: CRD42014015219. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Recovery rate and determinants of severe acute malnutrition children treatment in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionThe recovery rate among severe acute malnourished children on the therapeutic feeding unit in Ethiopia lied within the international minimum sphere. Hence, health care providers shall strengthen the management of severe acute malnutrition and management other co-morbidities like congestive heart failure.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019119124 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Methods and efficacy of extracellular vesicles derived from mesenchymal stromal cells in animal models of disease: a preclinical systematic review protocol
DiscussionThis systematic review will summarize preclinical studies investigating the therapeutic efficacy of both small and large extracellular vesicles derived by mesenchymal stromal cells. Extracellular vesicles represent a possibility to harness the benefits of mesenchymal stromal cells with added benefits of reduced manufacturing costs and an improved safety profile. Hence, there has been an exponential increase in interest for developing this cell-free therapy with hundreds of preclinical studies published to date. However, a vast amount of heterogeneity between groups relates to methods of extracellular vesicle isol...
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The comparative efficacy and risk of harms of the intravenous and subcutaneous formulations of trastuzumab in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer: a rapid review
ConclusionResults of studies indicate similar efficacy between the two routes of administration. The higher rates of adverse events for SC administration were mainly attributable to injection site –related events. The clinical decision of whether to administer trastuzumab SC or IV requires the consideration of several factors and should be determined individually. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Benefits and harms of medical cannabis: a scoping review of systematic reviews
ConclusionsResults from the included reviews were mixed, with most reporting an inability to draw conclusions due to inconsistent findings and a lack of rigorous evidence. Mild harms were frequently reported, and it is possible the harms of cannabis-based medicines may outweigh benefits.Systematic review registrationThe protocol for this scoping review was posted in the Open Access (https://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/37247). (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy: a COSMIN systematic review protocol
DiscussionA narrative description of the findings will be presented along with summary tables. Recommendations for use of the JSE with various cohorts and circumstances will be offered which may inform future research in this field.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42018111412 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Nurses ’ perspectives on human rights when coercion is used in psychiatry: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence
DiscussionThis review will provide a synthesis of how psychiatric and mental health nurses integrate human rights principles into their practice, as well as it will identify research gaps in this area. The results of this review will then provide qualitative evidence to better understand how nurses can contribute to the recognition, protection, and advocate for human rights in a psychiatric context.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO,CRD42019116862 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The characteristics of effective technology-enabled dementia education for health and social care practitioners: protocol for a mixed studies systematic review
DiscussionThe evidence generated from a systematic review of the current evidence is intended to inform the design and implementation of technology-enabled dementia education programmes and to advance the current academic literature at a time of unprecedented demographic and technological transition.Trial registrationPROSPERO,CRD42018115378. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Barriers to and facilitators for use of augmentative and alternative communication and voice restorative devices in the adult intensive care unit: a scoping review protocol
DiscussionTo our knowledge, this will be the first scoping review to map and synthesize reported barriers and facilitators to communication strategy utilization in the adult ICU using a theoretical framework. The results of this scoping review will help to identify trends and gaps in the current evidence-base and support recommendations for improving patient-centered practice, policy, and research related to successfully establishing ICU patient communication. (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Mapping evidence of socio-cultural factors in intimate partner violence among young women: a scoping review protocol
DiscussionUnderstanding socio-cultural factors influencing intimate partner violence among young women is critical. This will enable researchers to map existing literature, map research gaps and guide future research.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO (CRD42018116463) (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Differentiated models of service delivery for antiretroviral treatment of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a rapid review protocol
DiscussionThis review will provide an initial picture of the status quo for the implementation of DSD in sub-Saharan Africa and identify directions for research and implementation support in the future. This big-picture analysis will be useful for ministries of health, implementers, and donor agencies to inform decision-making on DSD scale-up.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO:CRD42019118230 (Source: Systematic Reviews)
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Early warning system models and components in emergency and disaster: a systematic literature review protocol
This study attempts to comprehensively search the previous studies with terms and expressions includingdisaster,emergency model,early warning system, and their synonyms at MESH. To this end, English articles, which have been published from 1980 to 2019, will be assessed. Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus databases as well as relevant specialized websites will be searched. Studies will be evaluated by two individuals independently.DiscussionTo the best of our knowledge, no systematic review of models, structures, and components of the early warning system has been conducted so far. This study is the first a...
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research