JBI Database of Systematic Review and Implementation Reports – September 2016

JBI Database of Systematic Review and Implementation Reports
September 2016 – Volume 14 – Issue 9 pp: 1-380

Riding a wave in developing countries: challenges and priorities for evidence based practice
Enuameh, Yeetey Akpe Kwesi
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Over the past decade, developing countries have become increasingly engaged with the processes and activities of evidence-based practice (EBP).1,2 Some facilitators of this process include the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and Cochrane, among others. Organizations from a number of developing countries are currently members of these two bodies1,2 — a testament to their increasing participation in evidence synthesis. Systematic reviews and other EBP processes and resources are also being accessed and utilized by the developing world.
The Joanna Briggs Institute, Cochrane and the Collaboration for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa (CEBHA) have in recent times established evidence synthesis and translation groups in sub-Saharan and Asian countries.3,4 Researchers, educationists, healthcare providers, health program implementers and policy makers are keen to understand the concept of EBP across the developing world. Institutions of higher learning and research in developing countries are encouraging graduate students to conduct and publish systematic reviews as a component of their programs of study. Some organizations have further provided end-users with platforms to access systematic reviews and relevant derivatives to guide practice and policy.5…


Systematic Review Protocols
Community health workers’ experiences of mobile device-enabled clinical decision support systems for maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries: a qualitative…
Dzabeng, Francis; Enuameh, Yeetey; Adjei, George; More
Review question/objective: The objective of this review is to synthesize evidence on the experiences of community health workers (CHWs) of mobile device-enabled clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) interventions designed to support maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) in low-and middle-income countries.
Specific objectives:
* To identify the perceived benefits and barriers of using mobile device-enabled CDSSs.
* To identify the deficiencies in mobile device-enabled CDSSs as perceived by CHWs.
* To understand how these systems affect CHWs work patterns based on behavioral change theories.