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Telehealth interventions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: Protocol for a scoping review

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  • Maria Eduarda dos Santos Puga Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Centro Cochrane do Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8470-861X
  • Felipe Sebastião de Assis Reis MD, MPS, Technologies and Healthcare. Manager, Medical Practices, Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5728-4863
  • Keilla Martins Milby Nurse, PhD Student, Evidence-Based Health Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Volunteer Researcher, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0601-457X
  • Ana Carolina Pereira Nunes Pinto MSc, Physiotherapist, PhD Student., Evidence-Based Health Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP); Professor, Biological and Health Sciences Department, Universidade Federal do Amapá (AP), Brazil and Volunteer Researcher, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-877X
  • César Ramos Rocha-Filho MSc, Biotechnologist, PhD Student, Evidence-Based Health Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7190-0263
  • Aline Pereira da Rocha MSc, Pharmacist, PhD Student, Evidence-Based Health Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Volunteer Researcher, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil
  • Nelson Carvas Junior Physical Educator. Ibirapuera University https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2168-8927
  • Vinicius Tassoni Civile MSc, Physiotherapist, PhD Student, Evidence-Based Health Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP); Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy Course, Paulista University and Volunteer Researcher, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1718-6281
  • Rodolfo Rodrigo Pereira Santos Statistician. MSc Student, Evidence-Based Health Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1540-7586
  • Gabriel Sodré Ramalho Undergraduate Medical Student, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7201-2308
  • Giulia Fernandes Moça Trevisani Undergraduate Medical Student at Universidade Santo Amaro, São Paulo (SP), Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3581-3047
  • Laura Jantsch Ferla Undergraduate Medical Student at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8162-2068
  • Maria Eduarda dos Santos Puga Librarian, MD, MSc Evidence-Based Health Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) Information Specialist Brazilian Cochrane Centre https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8470-861X
  • Alvaro Nagib Atallah MD, MSc, PhD. Nephrologist and Full Professor, Discipline of Emergency and Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), and Director, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil
  • Virgínia Fernandes Moça Trevisani MD, MSc, PhD Rheumatologist. Discipline of Emergency and Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Universidade de Santo Amaro UNISA São Paulo (SP),

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.353

Keywords:

COVID-19, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Technologies

Abstract

CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The current health crisis due to COVID-19 is forcing us to profoundly rethink our social organizations and practices in health. While there is no effective treatment for the virus, staying home and social isolation are the control measures recommended by health authorities. The aim of this study is to perform a scoping review in order to summarize the current evidence in telehealth for COVID-19. METHODS: This study is a protocol to describe the rationale, hypothesis and planned methods of our scoping review. We will include randomized controlled trials (RCTs), observational cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies, qualitative studies, and/or case series that describe telehealth interventions applied or developed to respond to COVID-19. We will search Medline via PubMed, Embase via Elsevier, Cochrane Library - Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Portal Regional BVS - LILACS, and Scopus. We will include studies performed since December 2019 with no language restrictions. We will use the Risk of Bias tool and the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale to perform the critical appraisal of included studies. We will assess the certainty of evidence using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE).

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05/06/2020

How to Cite

Puga, M. E. dos S., Reis, F. S. de A., Milby, K. M., Pinto, A. C. P. N., Rocha-Filho, C. R., Rocha, A. P. da, Carvas Junior, N., Civile, V. T., Santos, R. R. P., Ramalho, G. S., Trevisani, G. F. M., Ferla, L. J., Puga, M. E. dos S., Atallah, A. N., & Trevisani, V. F. M. (2020). Telehealth interventions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: Protocol for a scoping review. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.353

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Health Sciences