The Dementia Health Literacy Intervention For Informal Caregivers: A Systematic Review Protocol

  • Andrian Liem Monash University Malaysia
  • Yulisna Mutia Sari Alzheimer Indonesia (ALZI) ; Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sharuna Verghis Monash University Malaysia
  • Philip A. Rozario Adelphi University
  • Maw Pin Tan University of Malaysia
  • Tin Tin Su Monash University Malaysia


This review will systematically examine the effectiveness of educational interventions on dementia health literacy (DHL) among informal caregivers (ICs) in 42 Asia Pacific countries/territories. Methods: A systematic literature search will be performed in nine databases. No date nor language restriction will be applied. The quality of studies will be assessed using existing appraisal tools (i.e. Joanna Briggs Institute’s Checklists) and an inductive narrative synthesis technique will be used to analyse the extracted data. Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) and non-RCT interventions will be full-reviewed but only RCT studies will be pooled in a meta-analysis. Heterogeneity, publication bias, and sensitivity will also be assessed. Results: The results will be reported following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) 2020 statement. The standardized procedure and reporting will ensure the review’s quality and could be used by the stakeholders in the region for planning DHL-related programs and significantly contribute to dementia caregiving and caregiver literature and programs. Conclusion: This protocol of the planned systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of educational interventions on DHL for ICs in the Asia Pacific countries/territories will set the foundation for its further progress.


Keywords: Aging, Alzheimer’s, Caregiving, Gerontology, Global South


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