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Poster: Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Geriatric Negative Emotions: an Overview of Systematic Reviews

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Weiyi Zhan


Objective: To summarize the evidence of systematic reviews (SRs) on psychotherapy for geriatric loneliness, anxiety and depression and critically assess the quality of them.

Methods: Seven electronic databases were searched from inception to October 2018. The methodological quality of the included reviews was assessed by AMSTAR tool, and the quality of the evidence was rated by GRADE approach.

Results: Twelve SRs were included. The psychotherapy included reminiscence therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, problem-solving therapy and life review. The results of the methodological quality assessment showed that the coincidence rate of “Yes” for each of the 11 items ranged from 8% to 100%. 73% of the evidence were rated as “low” or “very low”, mainly because of inconsistency, publication bias and the poor quality of primary trials.



Poster: Evidence Map on Anti-Poverty Health Policy Research

Affiliation: Evidence Based Social Science Research Center, School of Public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Xiuxia Li


Objective: To present evidence map for the reaearch on Anti-Poverty Health Policies.

Methods: Nine databases were searched. Researches on Anti-Poverty Health Policies were included. Excel 2016, VOSviewer and Dituhui were used to analyze data.

Results: A total of 104 studies were included. 20 articles were published in SSCI (11) and SCI (9) journals. The common used study design were cross-sectional (29.8%), reviews (18.3%) and comments (16.4%). The policies focused on health security (49.0%), health service (23.1%), medical aid (19.2%), public health (12.5%), health administration (3.9%), and health education (3.9%) and so on. China had the largest number of the publications (66.4%).

Conclusion: Currently, Anti-Poverty Health Policies focus on health insurance, health services and medical aid in developing countries and regions, mostly targeting population in rural and remote areas.

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Poster: The Reporting Quality Of The Impact Of Health On Poverty Alleviation

Affiliation: School of Economics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Presenter: Yu-Qi Hou


Objective/aims: To evaluate the quality of literature on the impact of health insurance and health on human poverty in databases such as EBSCO, WOS, and JSTOR.

Methods: We used the database’s articles related to medical poverty as a sample of research, used the STROBE statement to evaluate sample quality, and used STATA 13.0 software to perform mass meta-analysis of the study samples

Main findings : A total of 20 articles were evaluated in this study. The statistically significant in the number of institutions were Item8 (OR=87.9% CI:0.031,24.991); Fund Support in item 9 (OR=33.3% CI: 0.028, 3.926), and item12(OR=20.00% CI:0.01, 4.166) are statistically significant; Only item 10(OR=87.9% CI: 0.031,24.991) were statistically significant in the number of countries.

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Poster: Ginger for health care: An overview of systematic reviews

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Hujuan Li


Objectives: To summarize the evidence from systematic reviews (SRs) that evaluated the efficacy of ginger in treating any conditions and critically assess the quality of these evidence.

Methods: A systematic search of the literature was conducted from inception until February 28, 2019. The quality of SRs was evaluated using the AMSTAR-2 tool.

Results: Twenty-seven SRs were included. Many SRs showed a promising efficacy of ginger, including nausea and vomiting, metabolic syndrome and pain, while the effect of ginger for platelet aggregation failed to draw a certain conclusion. The quality of SRs was heterogeneous.

Conclusions: This overview suggests ginger is a promising herbal medicine for health care, which is beneficial for nausea and vomiting, metabolic syndrome and pain. However, considering the limited quality of included evidence, more well-design researches are required.

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Poster: Assessment of the quality and content of clinical practice guidelines for post-stroke rehabilitation of aphasia

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Hujuan Li


Objectives: To evaluate the quality of guidelines for post-stroke rehabilitation of aphasia using the AGREE-II instrument and identify consistency of different guidelines.

Methods: A systematic search was undertaken from inception to October 2018. Two reviewers independently screened all records and assessed eligible guidelines using the AGREE-II.

Results: Eight guidelines met the inclusion criteria. Three guidelines for aphasia management described the most coverage for aphasia management recommendations. The quality of guidelines was heterogeneous. The speech language therapy was recommended in three guidelines. Four guidelines described group treatment was beneficial for the continuum of care.

Conclusions: The quality of guidelines for post-stroke aphasia needs to be improved. Future researches should focus on the intensity and duration of treatment measures.

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Poster: Palliative cares to improve functional ability of cancer patients: An Evidence and Gap Map

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Yanfei Li


Background: Palliative care has been developed in many areas, especially in cancer. In recent years, various studies of palliative care have emerged in large numbers. It is necessary to organize and analyze it in order to facilitate the choice of treatment methods and the researchers to capture the hot spots of further research.

Objective: To present evidence map for the reaearch on palliative cares of cancer patients.

Methods: Five electronic databases, including Web of Science, PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and China Biology Medicine Database (CBM), were searched. Excel 2016, EndNote X8, VOSviewer software and Dituhui were used to extract and analyze data.

Results: This study is ongoing.

+Poster 7 - CANCELLED

Poster: Visualizing the Evidence in Cameroon: Capacity building and formulation of pedagogy questions in teachers in Cameroon

Affiliation: Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa

Presenter: Emmanuel Berinyuy Kamga

Abstract: We aimed at training teachers to become leaders in Evidence informed decision making in teaching practice in Cameroon for children between 3 and 18 years. We used the JBI approach and the EEF toolkit for evidence synthesis, transfer and implementation to contextualize a training program for clinical and pedagogy leaders. They were trained on developing PICO questions from challenges within their practice. Over 2 years we have trained 25 evidence leaders, developed 18 evidence questions; conducted 4 evidence implementation projects based on evidence from primary studies, reviews from Cochrane and Campbell, and EEF toolkit. Our poster will visualize development of clear pedagogy questions, and evidence into decision making frameworks using hierarchy of evidence. Thus, innovative approach makes use of contextualization what works hence reducing cost of de novo evidence synthesis.

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Poster: How to assess equity in systematic reviews

Affiliation: Bruyere Research Institute

Presenter: Vivian Welch

Abstract: This poster will highlight the new chapter in the Cochrane Handbook led by the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods group to assess health equity considerations in systematic reviews.
This guidance has been developed into user-friendly, online training modules to consider differences in baseline risk, certainty of evidence for specific populations and applicability to diverse settings and populations who may not have been included in the primary studies of the review. Examples of each step will be illustrated with Campbell reviews. Next steps include user-testing to assess acceptability for systematic review authors and editors and to assess impact on systematic reviews.

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Poster: Assessing gender inequalities in ageing with a Campbell Evidence and Gap Map

Affiliation: Bruyere Research Institute

Presenter: Vivian Welch

Abstract: This poster presentation will describe the development and results of a Campbell evidence and gap map on health and social care for older adults.

We developed a stakeholder advisory group with practitioners in rehabilitation, geriatrics, assisted living and social care as well as policy stakeholders from the World Health Organization. We developed a framework based on the International Classification of Functioning for both interventions and outcomes.

An innovation of this framework is our development of items to assess whether gender inequalities in outcomes were assessed and the direction of effects, if reported.

This Evidence and Gap Map is being conducted to help set priorities for systematic reviews as part of Campbell-Cochrane Global Ageing, and to align with the decade of healthy ageing strategy of the World Health Organization. The final map will be presented.

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Poster: CONEVAL’s Strategy for the Dissemination of Evidence

Affiliation: Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social (CONEVAL)

Presenter: Thania Paola de la Garza Navarrete

Abstract: The objective is to display posters containing infographics that accompany the practical guidelines for public policies, which are associated to CONEVAL’s strategy for the synthesis of evidence. These materials contain the main findings of these documents to provide an overview of the content in an easy and quick way by presenting them in a concise and visually attractive manner.

These infographics include the main findings organized into four sections: a general context of the problem addressed, the general picture of the factors associated with this problem, a section that summarizes the analysis of evidence and finally, some recommendations. In this way, it is intended to make the most outstanding research findings even more accessible to decision makers in their field of interest by presenting them in a format and language that facilitates their access.

+Poster 11 - CANCELLED

Poster: Integration of Evidence from the Evidence Ecosystem in a Theory of Change for Increasing Awareness, Identifying Needs and Rehabilitation for Children Living With Disability in Cameroon.

Affiliation: Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa

Presenter: Nain Mirabel Yuh

Abstract: Children living with disability in Middle Africa suffer from stigmatisation, exclusion and discrimination leading to unfair difference in access to basic services.
Our poster presents a visual display of how we integrated evidence from evidence ecosystem, codes from key informant interviews and focus group discussions, national policy documents, international disability tools including the Washington Group working tools and systematic reviews from Campbell collaboration and Education Endowment Foundation.

We used Magpi software to develop geospatial data on disability and MAXQDA to analyse codes developed, place disability data in space, person and time in order to monitor behaviour change in families and communities with regards to disability rights and needs.
This innovative approach shows how decision makers can use an automated system to map disability rights and needs

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Poster: Visualising Expereinces with Evidence Implementation in Education for Children Aged 4 to 18 years in Cameroon

Affiliation: Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa

Presenter: Aweh Annih Akofu

Abstract: Cameroon scores among the last 4 countries in educational attainment and disparity at the expense of girls is more likely in LMIC (UNESCO 2018). We conducted an evidence implementation project using a Campbell review (Valdebenito 2018) which identified barriers and facilitators to evidence informed decision making and promote leadership in ‘What Works’ in education. We identified 5 main barriers to evidence implementation, these are; 1. Belief/culture, 2. Lack of counselors, 3. Lack of knowledge, 4. Workload, 5. Access to information. We used MAXQDA to code and analyse the hierarchical relationship between experiences developed at stakeholder meetings. My poster will provide visual displays of these results using code relationships, maps and word clouds.

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Poster: Rail Mass Transit and Land Values: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Affiliation: Asian Development Bank

Presenter: Ann Jillian Adona

Abstract: Public infrastructure investment can raise land and property values through increased accessibility and other benefits. Land Value Capture (LVC) seeks to capture some or all of the increase in property value generated by infrastructure investments to help finance the investment. To gauge the potential gains from tapping LVC, quantifying the effect mass transit projects have had on land values is necessary. This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on the effects of transit infrastructure on land and property values. It characterizes and synthesizes the empirical literature on the relationship between mass rail transit and land or property values in urban areas, and evaluates how this relationship varies.

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Poster: Saving for a Sunny Day? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Saving Promotion Interventions on Household Poverty

Affiliation: Universität Göttingen, University of Oxford

Presenter: Janina Steinert

Abstract: Saving promotion interventions have gained momentum in international development in recent years. Our analysis investigates whether saving promotion programmes can effectively increase savings, consumption, and future-oriented investments in lower-and middle-income countries. In a comprehensive search and screening process, 58 randomised controlled trials on saving promotion interventions fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Meta-analyses showed small but significant impacts on savings rates, financial literacy levels and wider poverty outcomes, and null results on health and education outcomes. Results from meta-regressions further suggest that supply-based programmes were superior to demand-enhancing programme types such as financial education. Overall, the state-of-the-art evidence synthesised in this review urges for an expansion of banking services to the poor.

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Poster: The Reporting Quality of International Development Reviews in Campbell Collaboration

Affiliation: School of Economics, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Jing Zhang


Objective: We analyze the quality of the systematic reviews about International Development in the Campbell Collaboration in order to obtain higher-quality evidence.Methods:We collected 32 related systematic reviews.We used MOOSE table to evaluate the quality of literature, and used STATA 13.0 software to find valuable conclusions.

Main findings: We found that item 10 (OR = 28.33 95%CI:1.16,693.33) and item 25 (OR=10.5 95% CI:1.41,78.06) were significant of funding; for the number of countries, item 34 (OR=308.33 95% CI:11.60,8194.76) had a statistically significant change; for the number of institutions, item 9 (OR= 0.036 95% CI: 0.002,0.71) and item 23 (OR=0.19 95% CI: 0.04,0.94) had significant changes; but the number of authors and year were not significant.The change in the number of funds impact on the report quality of International Development systematic reviews.

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Poster: PRIME-IPD: A systematic approach to data management in Individual participant data (IPD) meta-analyses

Affiliation: Bruyere Research

Presenter: Vivian Welch

Abstract: Individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis has been considered the “gold standard” in meta-analyses for exploring individual level characteristics and their association with effects. However, many challenges are encountered in data preparation when undertaking IPD analyses.
We developed an approach to collecting, verifying and preparing IPD for analysis as part of a Campbell systematic review on deworming.
The steps involve Preparation, Replication, Imputation, Measurement, and Estimation (PRIME) of eligible IPD datasets. It facilitates the standardization of indicators, identifies potential inconsistencies in the data and handling of missing variables of interest.
We will discuss the feasibility of IPD using these steps and relevance for international development policy questions.

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Poster: Impact of the duration of breastfeeding on the intelligence of children: a systematic review with network meta-analysis

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Liangying Hou


Objective: To evaluate the impact of duration of breastfed on intelligence in children.

Methods: We searched five electronic databases to identify studies. Data were pooled and calculated the ratio of the mean (RoM) and corresponding 95% confidence interval (95%CI) via pairwise meta-analysis and network meta-analysis. Risk of bias was assessed using the tool developed by CLARITY group.

Results: A total of 17 studies with 14,961 subjects were included in our study. Pairwise meta-analysis showed that breastfed subjects had a higher score of 1.05 times in intelligence tests compared with never breastfed subjects (RoM 1.05, 95%CI: 1.04 to 1.05, P<0.05). Regarding duration of breastfed, network meta-analysis evidence showed that breastfed >6 months had a higher score of 1.07 times compared with never breastfed.

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Poster: Wellbeing framework

Affiliation: What Works Centre for Wellbeing

Presenter: Silvia Brunetti

Abstract: Wellbeing captures what matters to us in our lives and what makes people and places thrive. As such, wellbeing should be the ultimate goal for policy makers. But given the complexity of what constitutes wellbeing and the breadth of its drivers, often represented by comprehensive dashboards of indicators, it can be difficult to identify how to design policies and programmes that can maximise wellbeing. This is particularly important in the human services sector, where there is an explicit and direct impact on people’s and communities’ wellbeing. The poster will present a pragmatic wellbeing framework which is based on the evidence of wellbeing determinants and their interrelationships. The framework will walk the practitioner through the complex evidence base and how it can be used to inform, design, implement and evaluate their programme or policy.

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Poster: Time Series Analysis and Short Term Forecasting of Contraceptive Consumption In Kenya 2014-2017

Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Kenya

Presenter: Perpetua Karanja

Abstract: Time series analysis was done to evaluate trends in injectables, pills, implants and intrauterine contraceptive devices consumption using the 2014 to 2017 health facility reports. Exploratory analysis of graphs and decomposition was done to evaluate trends and seasonal components. Short-term forecasting using the Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) and the exponential smoothing models (ETS) was carried out. The optimal model for forecasting was determined and the models validated using actual facility consumption data for 2018. The consumption of all contraceptives declined except implants and each contraceptive had a unique seasonal pattern. There was a general shift towards the use of long term reversible methods. The ETS models recorded the least error for all the contraceptives except for one-rod implants in which the ARIMA model was superior.

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Poster: Bibliometric analysis of the palliative cares on terminal cancer patients: Preliminary results

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Yanfei Li


Objectives: To quantify the research contribution related to non-medicine palliative cares and terminal cancer patients and provide reference for the further research of researchers.Methods: The relevant data was retrieved from the PubMed database in March 2019. The main information was extracted and sorted by BICOMS 2 software. The cluster analysis was carried out by using gCLUTO software.Results: We found 92 trials published between 1984 and 2019. Between 1984 ~2006 published trials number was less than 10, since 2007, issued a document number was rising rapidly, especially after 2012, this growth trend is more obvious; 92 trials distributed on 44 journals, major trials comes from the United States; The top intervention was ‘Early Palliative Care’.

Conclusions: Psychological intervention is the main Line of future research.

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Poster: Massive Open Online Courses for Medical Students in China: a Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

Affiliation: Evidence Based Social Science Research Center, School of Public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Xiuxia Li


Objective: To evaluate the value of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in medical education of China.
Methods: Eight databases were searched in November 12th, 2018. Randomized controlled trials investigating the efficacy of MOOCs in medical education of China were included. Review Manager 5.3 were used to complete the data analysis.

Results: Eight randomized controlled trials concluding 1540 medical students were included. The pooled SMD of course theoretical score and course environmental assessment were 12.61 (95% CI: 9.83 to 15.39, P<0.05) and 4.79 (95% CI: 3.51 to 6.07, P<0.05) respectively, for MOOCs intervention versus classroom teaching. For course operation scores and course satisfaction, the pooled SMD was of no significantly difference in MOOCs groups compared with the traditional education group.

Conclusions: MOOCs might be of positive effect on medical students’ study.

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Poster: The Impact of Economic Growth on Environmenta Systematic Review

Affiliation: School of Economics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Presenter: Ying Yang


Objective/aims: To evaluate the impact of economic growth on the environment in databases such as EBSCO, WOS, and JSTOR.

Methods: We use the articles related to economic growth on environment as a sample of research, and use software STATA 14.0 to perform meta regression analysis on the study samples to analyze the impact of economic growth on environment, which based on 87 t-statistics reported in 10 empirical studies.

Main findings: Precision-effect and funnel asymmetry tests indicate that economic growth has a positive effect on environment after controlling for publication selection bias and within-study dependence, and the relationship is basically in line with the Environmental Kuznets Curve, and the impact has multiple structural effects due to differences in time, region and conduction mechanism.

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Poster: the Reporting Quality of Migrant Workers’ Social Insurance Effect

Affiliation: School of Economics, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Lijuan Si


Objective: Our study aims to provide higher quality evidence for the public sector to optimize social insurance policies for migrant workers by analyzing existing research. Methods: We searched Web of Science, JSTOR and EBSCO databases for literature on theme before April 2019. By extracting literature information and scoring with STROBE statement, Based on STATA 14 software, we focus on five main areas: Countries, Institutions, Fund, Authors and Year.

Main findings: The results showed, at the 10% and 5% significance levels, the Countries were as shown in Item 21(P=0.054), the Institutions were as shown in Item 18(P=0.099) and Item 21(P=035), the Fund was as shown in Item 22(P=0.030), the Authors were as shown in Item 18(P=0.094), the Year was as shown in Item 1(P=0.077) and Item 17(P=0.022), it were statistically significant; Other Items were not statistically significant.

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Poster: The Impact of Microfinance on Poverty Reduction: A Systematic Review

Affiliation: School of Economics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Presenter: Li-li Wei


Objective/aims: We searched for the search conditions of the impact of tourism on Microfinance and anti-poverty in the web of science, EBSCO and JSTOR. It is hoped that the authors will produce high-quality systematic reviews in the future.

Methods: We search a total of 29 literatures were included in the research before April 2019. We use EXCEL to extract all the search information in the systematic reviews and perform qualitative analysis, and use STATA 13.0 software to quantitatively analyze the search information of these literature.

Main findings : The results show the year that reviews published after and before 2014 in item 4 (OR =0.179 95% CI: 0.017, 1.848) is statistically significant; the fund support in item 22 (OR = 0.054 95% CI: 0.003,1.122) is statistically significant; the countries authors and institutions are not statistically significant.

+Poster 25 - CANCELLED

Poster: An Innovative Approach for Getting Research Evidence in Health Development Projects

Affiliation: Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa

Presenter: Emmanuel Berinyuy Kamga

Abstract: Develop and pilot the Evidence Barometer(EB) to measure the level of evidence in research proposals.
We designed a tool the EB. We used to evaluate 2 of our project proposals, to see how we had planned to use evidence-based approaches and more importantly make recommendations to include appropriate use of evidence in project implementation.
A tool for evaluating the use of evidence in project implementation was developed. We identified 10 evidenced-based criteria, that we used to develop the tool. Each criterion had different scores assigned to them. Our proposals obtained very low scores of 9 and 11 points out of a possible 26 points. We recommended changes in 9 domains from the results obtained.
This tool will be useful for development agencies to say with surety that their projects are evidence based on ‘What Works’ as it was developed on different evidence-based criteria.

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Poster: Systematic Review on the Impact of Land Pooling for Welfare and Urbanization

Affiliation: Asian Development Bank

Presenter: Nina Ashley Dela Cruz

Abstract: Land pooling for urbanization is having land plots pooled from different land owners for infrastructure works and redistributing better land plots to the original landowners. This mechanism allows governments to acquire land free of cost for urban development, while allowing land owners to maintain some of their land in the newly urbanized area with the idea that the land will be more valuable due to access to public services. As the literature is rich on agricultural-related outcomes, this review examines the legal structure and implementation challenges of land pooling with emphasis on urbanization outcomes. These outcomes realize income growth, changes in land value, and better welfare of land owners through improved access to services in the communities.

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Poster: Theoretical Research on Evidence-Based Health Policy-Making and Evidence-Informed Health Policy-Making: A Descriptive Analysis

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Yanfei Li



To explore the status quo and research focus of the Evidence-Informed/Based Health Policy-Making.Methods: The relevant data was retrieved from the Web of Science database in November, 2018. The EndNote X7 and Excel 2010 were used for data description and analysis. The search terms were ‘Evidence-informed Health Policy’ and ‘Evidence-based Health Policy’.Results: We found 123 studies published between 1996 and 2018.The top journals are ‘health research policy and systems’. These studies mainly involved HEALTH CARE SCIENCES SERVICES (76.4%). The authors were mainly from the United States (24.4%).Conclusions: The number of studies related to BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES has grown rapidly in the last five years. Most of the studies have been concentrated in some developed countries such as the United States. Evidence-based ideas need to be further extended to global health.

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Poster: Quality assessment of kidney cancer clinical practice guidelines using AGREE II instrument

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Kehu Yang


Objective: we aim to evaluate the quality of clinical practice guidelines of kidney cancer. Methods: PubMed, Embase and relevant guideline websites were searched until April, 2018. We identified guidelines that provided recommendations on kidney cancer, and assessed the eligible guidelines using AGREE II instrument. Results: 13 guidelines were included. The mean score for each domain was as follows: scope and purpose: 76.9%; clarity and presentation 76.4%; stakeholder involvement 62.8%; rigour of development 58.7%; editorial independence 53.7% and applicability 49.4%. Two guidelines were rated as “recommended”. Seven grading systems were used to rate the strength of recommendation. Conclusions: the quality of current kidney cancer guidelines need to be improved, a standardized grading system is needed to rate level of evidence and the strength of recommendation for future guidelines.

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Poster: Antidepressive Agents for the Incidence Risk of Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Rui Li


Methods: We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and China Biology Medicine to identify studies which have investigated the associations between the use of ADs and the incidence risk of breast cancer. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) was used to assess the methodological quality.

Results: A total of 19 studies were identified as eligible for this meta-analysis. Overall, there was no increased risk of breast cancer in patients taking ADs (P>0.05). The results of subgroup analyses showed a significant association in cohort studies (P<0.05). The average score of NOS is 6 points.

Conclusions: The analysis of the cohort studies indicates that there is a positive association between ADs and the risk of breast cancer. Therefore, it is necessary to make well-designed studies to explore the relationship between them.

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Poster: Quality of life of empty nest elderly in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Affiliation: School of public Health, Lanzhou University

Presenter: Wenbo He


Purpose: We aim to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) of the empty nest elderly in China.

Methods: We searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, CNKI and CBM databases up to November 20, 2018, to identify all studies on the QoL of empty nest elderly in China.

Results: 29 articles were included in the final review. Compared with the control group, the physiological function (standardized mean difference(SMD): -0.255, 95%CI: -0.358 to -0.151, P<0.0001), psychological function (SMD: -0.38, 95%CI: -0.49 to -0.26, P<0.0001), social function (SMD: -0.30, 95%CI: -0.44 to -0.17, P<0.0001) and total score of QoL (SMD: -0.39, 95%CI: -0.53 to -0.25, P<0.0001) of empty nests were lower than those of non-empty nests.

Conclusions: The existing evidence showed that the QoL of the empty nest elderly in China was to some extent lower than that of the non-empty nest elderly.

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