Detailed Methodology for Systematic Reviews of Interventions to Improve the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Michelle J. Hindin, Amanda M. Kalamar

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Abstract

The goal of this project was to systematically review and compile evidence on interventions in low- and middle-income countries, which targeted three adverse health-related outcomes for young people (ages 10–24): (1) early pregnancy and repeat pregnancy; (2) child marriage; and (3) sexually transmitted infections including human immunodeficiency virus. We searched the gray and published literature to identify interventions and developed a scoring system to assess whether these interventions and their evaluations were of high quality. The three review articles in this volume focus on behavioral outcomes and provide a summary of interventions and evaluations that were both successful and unsuccessful in their impact on the targeted outcomes. This commentary provides the details of the methodology that are common across all three review articles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S4-S7
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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Pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Marriage
HIV
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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Child marriage
  • HIV
  • Low-income countries
  • Methods
  • Middle-income countries
  • Pregnancy
  • Repeat pregnancy
  • STI
  • Young adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Detailed Methodology for Systematic Reviews of Interventions to Improve the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. / Hindin, Michelle J.; Kalamar, Amanda M.

In: Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 59, No. 3, 01.09.2016, p. S4-S7.

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