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Health literacy and cardiovascular disease prevention: a systematic scoping review protocol

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posted on 2024-06-19, 13:31 authored by Bonnie BeasantBonnie Beasant, G Lee, V Vaughan, Mojtaba Lotfaliany Abrand AbadiMojtaba Lotfaliany Abrand Abadi, Sarah HoskingSarah Hosking
IntroductionHealth literacy is ‘The skills and resources of a person to access, understand and use information to make decisions, and take action on their own health and healthcare’. Literature investigating cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and health literacy often exist in silos, only exploring one element of prevention. This protocol aims to establish a scoping method of articles investigating health literacy and CVD preventive practices or knowledge in lay populations.Methods and analysisA scoping review was deemed the most appropriate study design. The topic was conceptualised, with preliminary searching informing subsequent development of search strings. A search of the following databases will be conducted on 31 January 2022: MEDLINE, Global Health, PubMed, Embase, PsycINFO and CINAHL. Studies included will be published in English, of appropriate design, measuring health literacy and some aspect of primary CVD prevention in lay-populations. These criteria will be tested against 25 ‘pilot’ articles from the results, undergoing necessary review before screening commences. A secondary author will screen 10% of abstracts, with a third subject-matter expert reviewing conflicts.Ethics and disseminationThis review will be disseminated through peer-reviewed scholarly networks, most likely including journal publication and conference presentation.Article summaryCVD is the leading cause of death around the world. This paper proposes an exploration of health literacy’s relationship with CVD prevention as a whole, contrasting with the more segmented reviews currently published.

History

Journal

BMJ Open

Volume

12

Article number

ARTN e054977

Location

England

ISSN

2044-6055

eISSN

2044-6055

Language

English

Publication classification

C2 Other contribution to refereed journal

Issue

6

Publisher

BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP