The impact of mental health and psychosocial support programmes for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies: A systematic review protocol

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This protocol outlines plans for conducting a mixed-methods systematic review on the impact of mental health and psychosocial support programmes in humanitarian emergencies. It outlines the reasons for the review questions, how the review will be conducted, plans for critical appraisal of included studies and methods of synthesis. This review will identify studies by conducting a bibliographic search of 12 databases and will also draw on the grey literature by hand searching of more than 25 topic-specific websites, as well as contacting experts in the field. This review is commissioned under the Humanitarian Evidence Programme, a UK Aid-funded partnership between Oxfam and the Feinstein International Center that aims to improve humanitarian policy and practice.
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  Humanitarian Evidence Programme The impact of m ental h ealth and p sychosocial s upport programmes for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies: A systematic review protocol  The impact of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programmes for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies: 2  A systematic review protocol The authors of this report are: Mukdarut Bangpan, UCL Institute of Education, Felix Lambert, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  Anna Chiumento, University of Liverpool Kelly Dickson, UCL Institute of Education Advisory group members Dan Ayliffe, Humanitarian Advisor (Bangladesh), UN Resident Coordinator, DFID Katie Dawson, Refugee Trauma & Recovery Program, UNSW Australia, Clinical Psychologist Jeroen Jansen, Evidence Aid, Director Leslie Snider, Global Psychosocial Consultant/ Director, Peace in Practice, B.V Mark Van Ommeren, Mental health in emergencies, WHO Funding This is an independent report commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme, a partnership between Oxfam and Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, and funded by the Department for International Development. This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK Government, however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Gove rnment’s official policies.   Acknowledgments We acknowledge Oxfam and the Feinstein International Center (FIC) at Tufts University for the financial support. Conflicts of interest There were no conflicts of interest in the writing of this report Contributions The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Oxfam or Feinstein International Center at Tufts University or the funders. Responsibility for the views expressed remains solely with the authors. Citation This report should be cited as: Bangpan M, Felix L, Chiumento A, Dickson, K (2015), The impact of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions on people affected by humanitarian emergencies: a systematic review protocol  . Oxford: Oxfam GB. Picture Rebuilding lives and hope in Pakistan, a year on from the floods by Vicki Francis/Department for International Development.  © Copyright  Authors of the systematic reviews protocols on the Oxfam GB website (policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications) hold the copyright for the text of their protocols. Oxfam GB owns the copyright for all material on the website it has developed, including the contents of the databases, manuals, and keywording. Oxfam and authors give permission for users of the site to display and print the contents of the site for their own non-commercial use, providing that the materials are not modified, copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials are retained, and the source of the material is cited clearly following the citation details provided. Otherwise users are not permitted to duplicate, reproduce, re-publish, distribute, or store material from this website without express written permission.  The impact of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programmes for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies: 3  A systematic review protocol CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4   LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 5   1.   BACKGROUND 6   1.1.   The impact of humanitarian emergencies on mental health and psychosocial well-being 6   1.2.   Interventions to support the mental and psychosocial support needs of people affected by humanitarian emergencies 8   1.3.   Rationale for current systematic review 10   1.4.   Review aims 11   2.   METHODS 12   2.1.   Type of review 12   2.2.   Review governance and ethics 13   2.3.   Stakeholder involvement 14   2.4.   STAGE ONE: Scoping exercise (October to November 2015) 14   2.4.1.   Identification of relevant systematic reviews and reviews in scoping exercise 14   2.4.2.   Characterisation of systematic reviews/reviews in the scoping exercise 14   2.5.   STAGE TWO: Systematic review 15   2.5.1.   Criteria for considering studies for this review 15   2.5.2.   Searching 16   2.5.3.   Selection of studies and quality assurance 18   2.5.4.   Data extraction and Management 18   2.5.5.    Assessment of rigour in studies of stakeholder perspectives 18   2.5.6.    Assessment of risk of bias in trials 19   2.5.7.   Synthesis of evidence 19   2.6.   Review outputs and dissemination 21   REFERENCES 22   APPENDIX 1: PRISMA CHECKLIST 25   APPENDIX 2: STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT 27   APPENDIX 3: EXCLUSION CRITERIA 28   APPENDIX 4: FINDINGS FROM SCOPING EXERCISE 29   APPENDIX 5: SEARCH STRATEGY 41   APPENDIX 6: CODING TOOLS 45   APPENDIX 7: QUALITY APPRAISAL TOOLS 55   APPENDIX 8: PROJECT TIMETABLE 65   APPENDIX 9: DRAFT MAPPING OF NETWORKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISSEMINATION 66    The impact of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programmes for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies: 4  A systematic review protocol EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Humanitarian emergencies can impact the mental health and psychosocial well-being of local populations. Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) are one way of seeking to manage the consequences, reduce the negative impact and provide support to affected populations. We aim to review existing primary research examining the extent to which MHPSS impacts mental health and psychosocial well-being and if the effectiveness and delivery of MHPSS varies and affected by characteristics of populations (e.g. age, gender, individual risks) and/or contextual factors (e.g. types of disasters or humanitarian emergencies, culture, geographical locations). We will conduct a mixed-methods systematic review. A scoping exercise to identify and review existing MHPSS systematic reviews is complete (October  – November 2015). The findings from the scoping exercise are used to inform the scope of the systematic review, aiming to identify effective MHPSS and implementation in humanitarian emergencies. Outcome evaluation studies will be limited to experimental trials with control groups reporting outcomes for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies. Studies evaluating implementation of MHPSS will seek the perspectives of both programme providers and recipients to understand barriers and facilitators of implementing MPHSS in humanitarian contexts. Studies will be limited to those published in English 1  from 1980 onwards. We will identify studies by conducting a bibliographic search of 12 databases. We will also draw on the grey literature by hand searching of more than 25 topic-specific websites and contact with experts in the field.  All studies will be data extracted and critically appraised using standardised and review specific coding tools. The coding will aim to capture: study aims and objectives, population characteristics, intervention components and implementation details, study methods, outcome data, and stakeholder perspective including on challenges, limitations, and recommendations. Methods of synthesis will include meta-analysis and thematic analysis. We will prepare ’summary of findings’ tables for the quantitative and qualitative syntheses. We will aim to produce academic and policy re levant review products including a ‘plain language’ summary, an executive summary and technical review. To support dissemination activities we will focus on identifying and ensuring review outputs are made known and freely available to our key audiences. 1  A list of Non-English literature that meet all inclusion criteria will be available for future investigation.
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