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Implementation Science

, 6:125

First Online: 02 December 2011Received: 06 September 2011Accepted: 02 December 2011

Abstract

BackgroundEffective provider-parent communication can improve childhood vaccination uptake and strengthen immunisation services in low- and middle-income countries LMICs. Building capacity to improve communication strategies has been neglected. Rigorous research exists but is not readily found or applicable to LMICs, making it difficult for policy makers to use it to inform vaccination policies and practice.

The aim of this project is to build research knowledge and capacity to use evidence-based strategies for improving communication about childhood vaccinations with parents and communities in LMICs.

Methods and designThis project is a mixed methods study with six sub-studies. In sub-study one, we will develop a systematic map of provider-parent communication interventions for childhood vaccinations by screening and extracting data from relevant literature. This map will inform sub-study two, in which we will develop a taxonomy of interventions to improve provider-parent communication around childhood vaccination. In sub-study three, the taxonomy will be populated with trial citations to create an evidence map, which will also identify how evidence is linked to communication barriers regarding vaccination.

In the project-s fourth sub-study, we will present the interventions map, taxonomy, and evidence map to international stakeholders to identify high-priority topics for systematic reviews of interventions to improve parent-provider communication for childhood vaccination. We will produce systematic reviews of the effects of high-priority interventions in the fifth sub-study. In the sixth and final sub-study of the project, evidence from the systematic reviews will be translated into accessible formats and messages for dissemination to LMICs.

DiscussionThis project combines evidence mapping, conceptual and taxonomy development, priority setting, systematic reviews, and knowledge transfer. It will build and share concepts, terms, evidence, and resources to aid the development of communication strategies for effective vaccination programmes in LMICs.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1748-5908-6-125 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Simon Lewin - Sophie Hill - Leyla H Abdullahi - Sara Bensaude de Castro Freire - Xavier Bosch-Capblanch - Claire Glenton -

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