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Interventions for healthcare providers to improve treatment and prevention of female genital mutilation: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
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Title
Interventions for healthcare providers to improve treatment and prevention of female genital mutilation: a systematic review
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BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1674-1
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Julie Balfour, Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say, Michelle J. Hindin

Abstract

Studies on healthcare providers' awareness, knowledge and attitudes regarding female genital mutilation (FGM) have shown a lack of awareness of the prevalence, diagnosis, and management of FGM. Our objective was to systematically review the literature on interventions improving healthcare providers' capacities of prevention and treatment of FGM. Systematic review of the published and grey literature on interventions aimed at improving healthcare providers' capacities of prevention and treatment of FGM (1995-2015). Outcomes observed were knowledge and attitudes about FGM, medicalization, and prevention. Only two studies met our inclusion criteria. They reported on educational interventions aimed at increasing caregivers' knowledge on FGM. One was conducted with 59 providers, in Mali; the other one with 11 certified nurse-midwives in the United States. The studies report basic statistics regarding the improvement of healthcare professionals' knowledge, attitude on FGM and medicalization of the practice. Neither conducted multivariable analysis nor evaluated the training effects on the quality of the care offered, the clinical outcomes and the satisfaction of women attended, and prevention. As health care providers are essential in prevention and treatment of FGM, developing effective interventions is crucial.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 95 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 19 20%
Student > Master 18 19%
Student > Bachelor 13 14%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Other 26 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 27 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 19%
Social Sciences 14 15%
Psychology 3 3%
Other 8 8%

Attention Score in Context

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#2,416,685
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,169
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#74,720
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#80
of 213 outputs
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