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Title: Media and scientific communication about the COVID-19 pandemic and the repercussions on the population's mental health
Authors: Pimenta, Isac Davidson Santiago Fernandes
Mata, Ádala Nayana de Sousa
Braga, Liliane Pereira
Medeiros, Gidyenne Christine Bandeira Silva de
Azevedo, Kesley Pablo Morais de
Bezerra, Isaac Newton Machado
Segundo, Victor Hugo de Oliveira
Nunes, Ana Clara de França
Santos, Gilberto Martins
Grosseman, Suely
Nicolás, Ismael Martínez
Piuvezam, Grasiela
Keywords: Coronavirus disease 2019;Health communication;Media communication;Mental health;Systematic review
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2020
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation: PIMENTA, Isac Davidson Santiago Fernandes; MATA, Ádala Nayana de Sousa; BRAGA, Liliane Pereira; MEDEIROS, Gidyenne Christine Bandeira Silva de; AZEVEDO, Kesley Pablo Morais de; BEZERRA, Isaac Newton Machado; OLIVEIRA SEGUNDO, Victor Hugo; NUNES, Ana Clara de França; SANTOS, Gilberto Martins; GROSSEMAN, Suely; NICOLÁS, Ismael Martínez; PIUVEZAM, Grasiela. Media and scientific communication about the COVID-19 pandemic and the repercussions on the population's mental health. Medicine, [s. l.], v. 99, n. 50, p. 1-5, 11 dez. 2020. Disponível em: Acesso em: 17 dez. 2020.
Portuguese Abstract: Background: Good communication strategies are essential in times of crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The dissemination of inaccurate information and the need for social isolation to control coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have shown a negative impact on the population, causing damage to mental health, with the appearance or worsening of symptoms of stress, fear, anxiety, and depression. Thus, the systematic review study is intended to gather evidence on the impact of information about COVID-19 on the mental health of the population. Methods: This systematic review protocol is conducted using the guidelines of the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses protocols and the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The review aims to include published studies that address the exposure of the general population to information about COVID-19, through observational and experimental studies, which consider the following outcomes: fear, stress, anxiety, and depression. Thus, a comprehensive research strategy will be conducted in the following databases: PubMed / Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, Science Direct, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL). Two independent reviewers will perform all procedures, such as study selection, data collection, and methodological evaluation. Disagreements will be forwarded to a third reviewer. RevMan 5.3 software will be used for data analysis. Results: This systematic review will provide evidence of the influence of access to and consumption of media and scientific information about COVID-19 on the mental health of the population. It will consider information about the characterization of the study and the population studied, clinical and epidemiological information on mental health, and data on access to and consumption of media and scientific information. Discussion: The results should inform about the consequences of communication about the new coronavirus on the emergence or worsening of psychological and psychiatric symptoms, allowing to develop strategies to achieve effective communication of information to promote the mental health of the population. Systematic review registration number: PROSPERO CRD42020182918 Abbreviation: COVID-19 = coronavirus disease 2019
ISSN: 0025-7974
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