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Existing models of maternal death surveillance systems : protocol for a scoping review

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Background: Maternal mortality measurement remains a critical challenge, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs) where little or no data are available and maternal mortality and morbidity are often the highest in the world. Despite the progress made in data collection, underreporting and translating the results into action are two major challenges that maternal death surveillance systems (MDSSs) face in LMICs. Objective: This paper presents a protocol for a scoping review aimed at synthesizing the existing models of MDSSs and factors that influence their completeness and usefulness. Methods: The methodology for scoping reviews from the Joanna Briggs Institute was used as a guide for developing this protocol. A comprehensive literature search will be conducted across relevant electronic databases. We will include all articles that describe MDSSs or assess their completeness or usefulness. At least two reviewers will independently screen all articles, and discrepancies will be resolved through discussion. The same process will be used to extract data from studies fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Data analysis will involve quantitative and qualitative methods. Results: Currently, the abstracts screening is under way and the first results are expected to be publicly available by mid-2017. The synthesis of the reviewed materials will be presented in tabular form completed by a narrative description. The results will be classified in main conceptual categories that will be obtained during the results extraction. Conclusions: We anticipate that the results will provide a broad overview of MDSSs and describe factors related to their completeness and usefulness. The results will allow us to identify research gaps concerning the barriers and facilitating factors facing MDSSs. Results will be disseminated through publication in a peer-reviewed journal and conferences as well as domestic and international agencies in charge of implementing MDSS.
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maternal mortality, surveillance systems, completeness, usefulness, scoping review, protocol

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Abouchadi, Saloua, ASM Shahabuddin, Wei Hong Zhang, Tabassum Firoz, Yvon Englert, Chakib Nejjari, and Vincent De Brouwere. 2016. “Existing Models of Maternal Death Surveillance Systems : Protocol for a Scoping Review.” Jmir Research Protocols 5 (4).
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Abouchadi, S., Shahabuddin, A., Zhang, W. H., Firoz, T., Englert, Y., Nejjari, C., & De Brouwere, V. (2016). Existing models of maternal death surveillance systems : protocol for a scoping review. JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS, 5(4).
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Abouchadi S, Shahabuddin A, Zhang WH, Firoz T, Englert Y, Nejjari C, et al. Existing models of maternal death surveillance systems : protocol for a scoping review. JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS. 2016;5(4).
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Abouchadi, Saloua, ASM Shahabuddin, Wei Hong Zhang, et al. “Existing Models of Maternal Death Surveillance Systems : Protocol for a Scoping Review.” JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS 5.4 (2016): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Background: Maternal mortality measurement remains a critical challenge, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs) where little or no data are available and maternal mortality and morbidity are often the highest in the world. Despite the progress made in data collection, underreporting and translating the results into action are two major challenges that maternal death surveillance systems (MDSSs) face in LMICs. 
Objective: This paper presents a protocol for a scoping review aimed at synthesizing the existing models of MDSSs and factors that influence their completeness and usefulness. 
Methods: The methodology for scoping reviews from the Joanna Briggs Institute was used as a guide for developing this protocol. A comprehensive literature search will be conducted across relevant electronic databases. We will include all articles that describe MDSSs or assess their completeness or usefulness. At least two reviewers will independently screen all articles, and discrepancies will be resolved through discussion. The same process will be used to extract data from studies fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Data analysis will involve quantitative and qualitative methods. 
Results: Currently, the abstracts screening is under way and the first results are expected to be publicly available by mid-2017. The synthesis of the reviewed materials will be presented in tabular form completed by a narrative description. The results will be classified in main conceptual categories that will be obtained during the results extraction. 
Conclusions: We anticipate that the results will provide a broad overview of MDSSs and describe factors related to their completeness and usefulness. The results will allow us to identify research gaps concerning the barriers and facilitating factors facing MDSSs. Results will be disseminated through publication in a peer-reviewed journal and conferences as well as domestic and international agencies in charge of implementing MDSS.},
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  author       = {Abouchadi, Saloua and Shahabuddin, ASM and Zhang, Wei Hong and Firoz, Tabassum and Englert, Yvon and Nejjari, Chakib and De Brouwere, Vincent},
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  journal      = {JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {6},
  title        = {Existing models of maternal death surveillance systems : protocol for a scoping review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/resprot.5758},
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