Research on Long-Term Care Homes for Older People in Brazil: Protocol for Scoping Review




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East Midlands Research into Ageing Network (EMRAN) Discussion Paper EMRAN



Peer reviewed



Background The fast growth of the ageing population in low and middle-income countries, such as Brazil, has allowed little time for social and health care systems to adapt. As the care needs for the most vulnerable and frail older people become increasingly complex, services and governments need to ensure that long term care homes deliver high-quality and evidence-based care to meet their healthcare needs. Aim To examine and map the range of research undertaken in Brazil regarding care homes published in peer reviewed journals. Method This scoping review will consider all relevant peer-reviewed primary studies fully or partly conducted in Brazilian care homes including those which consider workforce (for example, e.g. healthcare professionals, care staff, and management level staff) and care home residents (older people aged 60 years and above), using empirical and original research focused on any health related topic. The searches will be conducted using bibliographic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS and Google Scholar) and manual searching of the reference lists of relevant studies published in English, Portuguese or Spanish from inception up to 2018. Two authors will independently screen each document by title and abstract against the eligibility criteria. In case of disagreement, a third reviewer will be consulted. Data from the included studies will be extracted and reported using tables, graphs, and narrative accounts using elements of content analysis. The Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool will be used to appraise the methodological quality of the included studies.


LOTUS CONSORTIUM - Improving care in Long-term Care Institutions in Brazil and Europe through Collaboration and Research


long term care home, care home, older people, care home residents, healthcare professionals, ageing, Brazil, aged, scoping review, review, empirical research


Wachholz, P.A., Ricci, N.A., Hinsliff-Smith, K. et al. (2019) Research on Long-Term Care Homes for Older People in Brazil: Protocol for Scoping Review. EMRAN Discussion series, 32


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Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care