Gender differences in the provision of key post-arrest interventions for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients—protocol for a systematic review

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dc.contributor.authorSlater, Morgan
dc.contributor.authorSparrow-Downes, Victoria M
dc.contributor.authorVeigas, Precilla
dc.contributor.authorBielecki, Joanna M
dc.contributor.authorRac, Valeria E
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-18T03:28:36Z
dc.date.available2019-08-18T03:28:36Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-13
dc.identifier.citationSystematic Reviews. 2019 Aug 13;8(1):203
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1122-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/39520
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background Evidence shows that the implementation of optimal post-arrest care significantly increases survival and functional outcomes among patients who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, differences in OHCA survival have been reported between men and women, suggesting underlying differences in post-arrest care. This systematic review will evaluate gender differences in the provision of key post-arrest interventions. Methods Eligible studies will be identified through systematic searches of relevant databases. Randomized controlled trials and observational studies of adult patients will be eligible for inclusion if they report gender-specific data on the provision of one or more guideline-based post-arrest interventions in OHCA patients who survived to hospital admission. Two independent reviewers will perform both the title and abstract and full-text screening along with data abstraction for the selected studies. Study quality will be assessed using a modified Cochrane Risk of Bias tool for RCTs or the ROBINS-I tool for observational studies. The strength of evidence for each included study will be assessed using a modified Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system. Discussion To our knowledge, this systematic review will be the first to address the association between patient gender and the provision of post-arrest care. The findings from this systematic review will provide valuable insight to gender disparities in the provision of post-arrest care. This systematic review was designed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement. This protocol observes the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P) statement. Systematic review registration PROSPERO CRD42012003096
dc.titleGender differences in the provision of key post-arrest interventions for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients—protocol for a systematic review
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2019-08-18T03:28:36Z
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