Do Interventions that Promote Awareness of Rights Increase Use of Maternity Care Services? A Systematic Review

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George, A. S., Branchini, C., & Portela, A. (2015). Do interventions that promote awareness of rights increase use of maternity care services? A systematic review. PloS one10(10), e0138116.

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Asha S. George, Casey Branchini, Anayda Portela
South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Health Nutrition and Population
Mortality, Preventive Health and Health Behavior, Primary Health- including reproductive health
Equity Focus
Review Type
Effectiveness review

Quality assessment

The authors undertake an extensive search for papers and reduce bias in selection of studies through independent double screening. The characteristics and results of the included studies appear to be reported reliably with data extraction being carried out by two reviewers, with a summary of participants, interventions, outcomes and quality of included studies provided. The authors present the PRISMA reporting checklist for systematic reviews which makes it easy to track the methods. Limitations include not having the full risk of bias assessment presented and a lack of clarity around the publication cut off dates for the searches. 

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