Telehealth usability evaluation by healthcare professionals in post-pandemic treatment of non-communicable diseases (hypertension and diabetes): Systematic Review Protocol Leveraging digital healthcare experiences for post-pandemic non-communicable disease (ncds) research - a multidisciplinary network engaging Brazil, Ghana, and the UK

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Roberta Lins Gonçalves
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4976-0716
Adriana Silvina Pagano
Zilma Reis
Seth Kwaku Afagbedzi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4566-8296
Michael Head
Kenny Brackstone
Milena Marcolino
Tainá Costa Pereira Lopes
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2867-7027
Sarah Almeida Cordeiro
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4520-961X
Julia Macedo Nunes
James Batchelor
Antônio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro

Abstract

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic prompted policies that limited direct human interactions globally. Due to this, healthcare systems worldwide have witnessed unprecedented challenges in providing adequate and continuous healthcare for patients with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), among them hypertension and diabetes. The pandemic promoted the expansion of telehealth, thanks to its potential to extend services to remote places and capitalize on high expertise made available to patients otherwise kept waiting or unattended. Despite this, few studies have analyzed health professionals' evaluation of telehealth usability for post-pandemic care of patients with NCDs. Objective: To assess healthcare professionals' evaluation of telehealth usability in post-pandemic care of patients with NCDs.
Methods: This is a systematic review and narrative analysis. The primary outcome will be usability or "ease of use" in patient care. Secondary outcomes are satisfaction (acceptance), the impression of their patient's satisfaction, and the contexts in which the mobile devices are used. Clinical trials, prospective cohort studies, retrospective observational studies, and studies that used qualitative data collection and analysis methods, published in English, Spanish or Portuguese from March 2020 onwards, on healthcare professionals' evaluation of telehealth in post-pandemic care of patients with hypertension and diabetes will be included. Studies that do not pertain to the research questions, incomplete articles, abstracts, review articles, editorials, books, academic articles, dissertations, theses, and proceedings of scientific events will be excluded. The databases to be queried will be MEDLINE (accessed by PubMed), Embase, BIREME, IEEE Xplore, gray literature, and manual search.


Key words: healthcare professional; telehealth; non-communicable disease; usability COVID-19 Pandemic

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Gonçalves, R. L., Pagano, A. S., Reis, Z. ., Afagbedzi, S. K. ., Head , M. ., Brackstone , K. ., Marcolino , M., Lopes, T. C. P. ., Almeida Cordeiro, S., Nunes , J. M. ., Batchelor, J. . ., & Ribeiro, A. L. P. . . (2022). Telehealth usability evaluation by healthcare professionals in post-pandemic treatment of non-communicable diseases (hypertension and diabetes): Systematic Review Protocol: Leveraging digital healthcare experiences for post-pandemic non-communicable disease (ncds) research - a multidisciplinary network engaging Brazil, Ghana, and the UK. Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.21801/ppcrj.2022.82.6
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Clinical Research Design
Author Biography

Roberta Lins Gonçalves, Post-doctorate in Health Sciences, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine – UFMG, Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM

Coordinator of the Strict Senso Postgraduate Program: Master's Degree in Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UFAM. Scientific Director of Regional AM of ASSOBRAFIR. Graduated in Physiotherapy at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Minas Gerais (1993), Master in Biological Sciences (Physiology and Pharmacology) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais - ICB / UFMG - (2002) CAPES 7. PhD in Biological Sciences (Physiology and Pharmacology) by UFMG (2008) CAPES 7. Specialist in Respiratory Physiotherapy (ASSOBRAFIR / COFFITO). Specialization in Teaching in Health (UFRGS). Adjunct Professor IV at the Federal University of Amazonas. Creator and Coordinator of the Physiotherapy Residency Program in Neonatal Intensive Care at UFAM (2015-2019). Coordinator of the Physiotherapy course at UFAM from 2013 to 2017. Coordinator of the research group- CNPq Functional Health directory: epidemiology, evaluation and treatment.