Preconception care for women with epilepsy: a mixed methods review

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Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. To assess the evidence of the effectiveness of preconception care interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes for women with epilepsy (WWE). The objectives include:. A synthesis of quantitative data on the effectiveness of differing preconception interventions for improving pregnancy planning and fitness for pregnancy. A synthesis of qualitative data on participants' experiences, opinions and preferences regarding preconception care/counselling. A convergent synthesis integrating the results of quantitative and qualitative synthesis to address the overall review question (a results-based convergent synthesis), to enhance and extend understanding of how preconception care/counselling interventions may work and how context impacts on the implementation.

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Winterbottom, J. B., Marson, A. G., Noble, A., Tudur Smith, C., & Mathieson, A. (2020). Preconception care for women with epilepsy: a mixed methods review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020(12). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011007.pub2

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