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'Communicate to vaccinate' (COMMVAC) : building evidence for improving communication about childhood vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a programme of research

Lewin, S. and Hill, S. and Abdullahi, L. H. and Bensaude de Castro Freire S., and Bosch-Capblanch X., and Glenton, C. and Hussey, G. D. and Jones, C. M. and Kaufman, J. and Lin, V. and Mahomed, H. and Rhoda, L. and Robinson, P. and Waggie, Z. and Willis, N. and Wiysonge, C.. (2011) 'Communicate to vaccinate' (COMMVAC) : building evidence for improving communication about childhood vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a programme of research. Implementation science, Vol. 6, H. 1. p. 125.

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ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Effective provider-parent communication can improve childhood vaccination uptake and strengthen immunisation services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Building capacity to improve communication strategies has been neglected. Rigorous research exists but is not readily found or applicable to LMICs, making it difficult for policy makers to use it to inform vaccination policies and practice. The aim of this project is to build research knowledge and capacity to use evidence-based strategies for improving communication about childhood vaccinations with parents and communities in LMICs. Methods and design This project is a mixed methods study with six sub-studies. In sub-study one, we will develop a systematic map of provider-parent communication interventions for childhood vaccinations by screening and extracting data from relevant literature. This map will inform sub-study two, in which we will develop a taxonomy of interventions to improve provider-parent communication around childhood vaccination. In sub-study three, the taxonomy will be populated with trial citations to create an evidence map, which will also identify how evidence is linked to communication barriers regarding vaccination. In the project's fourth sub-study, we will present the interventions map, taxonomy, and evidence map to international stakeholders to identify high-priority topics for systematic reviews of interventions to improve parent-provider communication for childhood vaccination. We will produce systematic reviews of the effects of high-priority interventions in the fifth sub-study. In the sixth and final sub-study of the project, evidence from the systematic reviews will be translated into accessible formats and messages for dissemination to LMICs. DISCUSSION: This project combines evidence mapping, conceptual and taxonomy development, priority setting, systematic reviews, and knowledge transfer. It will build and share concepts, terms, evidence, and resources to aid the development of communication strategies for effective vaccination programmes in LMICs
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) > Health Systems Support (Prytherch)
UniBasel Contributors:Bosch-Capblanch, Xavier
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1748-5908
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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