Systematic scoping review protocol of methodologies of chronic respiratory disease surveys in low/middle-income countries

Dhiraj Agarwal, Nik Sherina Hanafi, Soumya Chippagiri, Evelyn A. Brakema, Hilary Pinnock, Ee Ming Khoo, Aziz Sheikh, Su-may Liew, Chiu-wan Ng, Rita Isaac, Karuthan Chinna, Wong Li Ping, Norita Binti Hussein, Sanjay Juvekar

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This protocol describes a systematic scoping review of chronic respiratory disease surveys in low/middle-income countries (LMICs) undertaken as part of the Four Country ChrOnic Respiratory Disease (4CCORD) study within the National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE). Understanding the prevalence and burden of chronic respiratory disease (CRD) underpins healthcare planning. We will systematically scope the literature to identify existing strategies (definitions/questionnaires/diagnostics/outcomes) used in surveys of CRDs in adults in low-resource settings. We will search MEDLINE, EMBASE, ISI WoS, Global Health and WHO Global Health Library [search terms: prevalence AND CRD (COPD, asthma) AND LMICs, from 1995], and two reviewers will independently extract data from selected studies onto a piloted customised data extraction form. We will convene a workshop of the multidisciplinary 4CCORD research team with representatives from the RESPIRE partners (Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Edinburgh) at which the findings of the scoping review will be presented, discussed and interpreted. The findings will inform a future RESPIRE 4CCORD study, which will estimate CRD burden in adults in Asian LMICs.
Original languageEnglish
Journalnpj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Volume29
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019

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