Prevention of cervical cancer in HIV-seropositive women from developing countries : a systematic review protocol

Show simple item record Mapanga, Witness Elhakeem, Ahmed Feresu, Shingairai A. Maseko, Fresier Chipato, Tsungai 2017-08-14T06:17:53Z 2017-08-14T06:17:53Z 2017-04-24
dc.description Additional file 1: Full-text screening form. This form will be used for the screening of potentially eligible studies to be included in the review. en_ZA
dc.description Additional file 2: Data extraction form. This form will be used to extract relevant data such as exposure and outcome and statistics from the included studies. en_ZA
dc.description Additional file 3: Quality assessment form. This form will be used for grading the quality of studies included in the review. It is a modified/ amended version of the Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Over 85% of cervical cancer cases and deaths occur in developing countries. HIV-seropositive women are more likely to develop precancerous lesions that lead to cervical cancer than HIV-negative women. However, the literature on cervical cancer prevention in seropositive women in developing countries has not been reviewed. The aim of this study is to systematically review cervical cancer prevention modalities available for HIV-seropositive women in developing countries. METHODS/DESIGN : This protocol was developed by following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols (PRISMA-P) statement, and the systematic review will be reported in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. Embase, MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL and Cochrane Library will be searched from inception up to date of final search, and additional studies will be located through citation and reference list tracking. Eligible studies will be randomised controlled trials, prospective and retrospective cohort studies, case-control and crosssectional studies carried out in developing countries. Studies will be included if they are published in English and examine cervical cancer prevention modalities in HIV-seropositive women. Results will be summarised in tables and, where appropriate, combined using meta-analysis. DISCUSSION : This review will address the gap in evidence by systematically reviewing the published literature on the different prevention modalities being used to prevent cervical cancer in HIV-seropositive women in developing countries. The findings may be used to inform evidence-based guidelines for prevention of cervical cancer in seropositive women as well as future research. en_ZA
dc.description.department School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The University of Pretoria (program code 10260404) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Mapanga W., Elhakeem A., Feresu S.A., Maseko F. & Chipato T. 2017, 'Prevention of cervical cancer in HIV-seropositive women from developing countries : a systematic review protocol', Systematic Reviews, vol. 6, art. no. 91, pp. 1-7. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2046-4053 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1186/s13643-017-0484-9
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s). 2017 Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. en_ZA
dc.subject Developing countries en_ZA
dc.subject Cervical cancer en_ZA
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en_ZA
dc.subject Vaccination en_ZA
dc.subject Uterine cervix cancer en_ZA
dc.subject Systematic review en_ZA
dc.subject Randomized controlled trial en_ZA
dc.subject Quality of life en_ZA
dc.subject Protocol compliance en_ZA
dc.subject Papanicolaou test en_ZA
dc.subject Outcome assessment en_ZA
dc.subject Follow-up en_ZA
dc.subject Female en_ZA
dc.subject Cancer prevention en_ZA
dc.title Prevention of cervical cancer in HIV-seropositive women from developing countries : a systematic review protocol en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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