Identifying performance factors of long-term care facilities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a scoping review protocol

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Title: Identifying performance factors of long-term care facilities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a scoping review protocol
Authors: Létourneau, Josiane
Bélanger, Emilie
Sia, Drissa
Beogo, Idrissa
Robins, Stephanie
Kruglova, Katya
Jubinville, Maripier
Tchouaket, Eric N.
Date: 2022-09-23
Abstract: Abstract Background Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with serious consequences for the residents. Some LTCFs performed better than others, experiencing lower case and death rates due to COVID-19. A comprehensive understanding of the factors that have affected the transmission of COVID-19 in LTCFs is lacking, as no published studies have applied a multidimensional conceptual framework to evaluate the performance of LTCFs during the pandemic. Much research has focused on infection prevention and control strategies or specific disease outcomes (e.g., death rates). To address these gaps, our scoping review will identify and analyze the performance factors that have influenced the management of COVID-19 in LTCFs by adopting a multidimensional conceptual framework. Methods We will query the CINAHL, MEDLINE (Ovid), CAIRN, Science Direct, and Web of Science databases for peer-reviewed articles written in English or French and published between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. We will include articles that focus on the specified context (COVID-19), population (LTCFs), interest (facilitators and barriers to performance of LTCFs), and outcomes (dimensions of performance according to a modified version of the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec conceptual framework). Each article will be screened by at least two co-authors independently followed by data extraction of the included articles by one co-author and a review by the principal investigator. Results We will present the results both narratively and with visual aids (e.g., flowcharts, tables, conceptual maps). Discussion Our scoping review will provide a comprehensive understanding of the factors that have affected the performance of LTCFs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This knowledge can help inform the development of more effective infection prevention and control measures for future pandemics and outbreaks. The results of our review may lead to improvements in the care and safety of LTCF residents and staff. Scoping review registration Research Registry researchregistry7026
URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-022-02069-1
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/44106
CollectionPublications par les auteurs d'uOttawa publiés par BioMed Central // uOttawa authored publications from BioMed Central
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