Factors associated with neonatal pneumonia in India: protocol for a systematic review and planned metaanalysis

Nair, Sreekumaran N and Lewis, Leslie and Godinho, Myron Anthony and Murthy, Shruti and Lakiang, Theophilus and Venkatesh, Bhumika T (2018) Factors associated with neonatal pneumonia in India: protocol for a systematic review and planned metaanalysis. BMJ Open, 8 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2044-6055

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Introduction: India accounts for more neonatal deaths than any other country. There is a lack of consolidated evidence from India regarding the determining factors of pneumonia in neonates. This systematic review is aimed to consolidate and appraise the evidence on risk factors and determinants of pneumonia among neonates in India. Methods and analysis: This protocol is part of a project consisting of three reviews (two systematic reviews and one scoping review) and a qualitative study on neonatal pneumonia in India. English language observational studies which report risk factors and determinants of neonatal pneumonia in India will be eligible for inclusion. Electronic searching of nine databases, and hand searching will be done. Two authors will independently conduct screening (title, abstract and full-text stages), extract data and assess risk of bias. A meta-analysis is planned to be performed with random-effects model. A narrative synthesis will be used to summarise the characteristics and findings of the review, if a meta-analysis cannot be performed. If there are more than 10 studies, publication bias will be assessed. Sensitivity and subgroup analysis will performed based on data availability. The quality of our review will be assessed by using ‘Assessing the Methodological quality of Systematic Reviews’ and ‘Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation’. Ethics and dissemination The protocol of the entire project has been approved by the host institution’s ethics body (Institutional Ethics Committee, Manipal University, Manipal, India), and the ‘Health Ministry Screening Committee’ under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The study findings will be disseminated among relevant stakeholders using knowledge dissemination workshops, policy briefs, publications, etc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 09:05
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 09:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154044

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