Codesign of a Digital Health Tool for Suicide Prevention: Protocol for a Scoping Review

aut.relation.journalBMJ Open
dc.contributor.authorWepa, Dianne
dc.contributor.authorNeal, Martin
dc.contributor.authorAbo-Gazala, Waseem
dc.contributor.authorCusworth, Sally
dc.contributor.authorHargan, Jae
dc.contributor.authorMistry, Manoj
dc.contributor.authorVaughan, Jimmy
dc.contributor.authorGiles, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Mehnaz
dc.contributor.authorPower, Lucy
dc.description.abstractIntroduction The role of digital health in providing psychological treatment and support for the prevention of suicide is well documented. Particular emphasis has been placed on digital health technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing psychological support reduces the burden of mental health conditions. The challenge is to provide support in the context of patient isolation, which highlights the role of digital technology (video conferencing, smartphone apps and social media). There is, however, a dearth of literature where experts by experience have been involved in the end-to-end process of developing digital health tools for suicide prevention. Methods and analysis This study aims to codesign a digital health tool for suicide prevention focusing on the enablers and barriers. The scoping review protocol is phase I within a three-phase study. The protocol will inform the second phase of the study which is the scoping review. The results of the review will inform a funding application to National Institute for Health and Care Research to codesign a digital health tool for suicide prevention (the third phase). The search strategy will follow the Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer’s Manual for Scoping Reviews and incorporates the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Extension for Scoping Reviews checklist to ensure reporting standards are maintained. The methodology will be supplemented by frameworks by Arksey and O’Malley and Levac et al. The search strategy dates for screening are from November 2022 to March 2023. Five databases will be searched: Medline, Scopus, CINAHL, PsycInfo and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Grey literature searches include government and non-government health websites, Google and Google Scholar. The data will be extracted and organised into relevant categories. The results will be synthesised into themes and inform phase II of the study. Ethics and dissemination Ethics granted by the University of Bradford on 15 August 2022, reference E995. The project team will design a digital health tool, results will be published in a peer-review journal and disseminated through conferences. Study registration number Safety (Mental Health) Innovation Challenge Fund 2022–2023 Protocol RM0223/42079 Ver 0.1.
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Open, ISSN: 2044-6055 (Print), BMJ Publishing Group, 13(e070329), 1-3. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070329
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group
dc.subject1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.subject1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.subject1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject42 Health sciences
dc.subject52 Psychology
dc.titleCodesign of a Digital Health Tool for Suicide Prevention: Protocol for a Scoping Review
dc.typeJournal Article
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