McCready J, Comparcini D, Nichol B, Steen M, Unsworth J, Tomietto M (2023) Understanding the barriers and facilitators of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers and healthcare students worldwide: An umbrella review protocol. PLoS ONE 18(3): e0283897. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0283897
Understanding the barriers and facilitators of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers and healthcare students worldwide : an umbrella review protocol
|Author:||McCready, Jemma1; Comparcini, Dania2,3; Nichol, Bethany4;|
1Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2Politecnica Delle Marche University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy
3Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria “Ospedali Riuniti” di Ancona, Ancona, Italy
4Department of Social Work, Education, and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
5Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
6Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
7Universita’ degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20231023141028
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|Publish Date:|| 2023-10-23
Healthcare workers (HCWs) and healthcare students are at increased risk of becoming infected with and being a vector of transmission of COVID-19. Vaccination efforts amongst this group of persons have been hampered in some countries by hesitancy to uptake the COVID-19 vaccine. The factors related to vaccine hesitancy have been reported in several systematic reviews. However, a comprehensive overview of barriers and facilitators of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is greatly needed to address effective interventions in this population. Understanding and designing effective strategies to promote vaccination among HCWs is pivotal to secure an appropriate and safe healthcare provision. The current protocol describes the methodology for an Umbrella Review that explores the barriers and facilitators of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for HCWs and healthcare students. The databases that will be searched are CINAHL, MedLine, Cochrane Library, PubMed, ProQuest, Web of Science, Science Direct, IBSS, Google Scholar, and Epistemonikos. Studies will be eligible for inclusion if they: (i) conducted a systematic review (with or without meta-analysis); (ii) included primary sources utilizing a quantitative methodology; (iii) investigated factors related to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy; (iv) and included a sub/population of HCWs or healthcare students aged 18–65. The screening processes and data extraction will be conducted independently by two reviewers. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Critical Appraisal Checklist for Systematic Reviews and Research Syntheses will be used to assess the methodological quality of the included reviews. The degree to which the included reviews contain the same primary studies will also be assessed and reported. The outcomes of this review will have wide-reaching implications for the research area, healthcare systems and institutions, and governments worldwide.
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
This study has been supported by an internal funding provided by Northumbria University at Newcastle (UK) (https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/). JU and MT received funding. There was no additional external funding received for this study. The funder had and will not have a role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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