Effects of positive psychology interventions in Arab countries: a protocol for a systematic review

dc.contributor.author Basurrah, Asma
dc.contributor.author Lambert, Louise
dc.contributor.author Setti, Annalisa
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Mike
dc.contributor.author Warren, Meg
dc.contributor.author Shrestha, Topaz
dc.contributor.author di Blasi, Zelda
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-22T06:58:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-22T06:58:14Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-29
dc.description This review is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this review is published in BMJ Open (2021), available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052477 en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction Despite the growing volume of published studies on the effects of positive psychology interventions (PPIs), little is known about their effectiveness outside of Western countries, particularly in Arab countries. As the effectiveness of PPIs in this region remains unclear, a systematic review focusing on this area of research can offer a valuable contribution. Here, we present a protocol for the first systematic review that aims to examine the effects of PPIs on increasing well-being, quality of life and resilience and decreasing depression, anxiety and stress for both health and clinical, child and adult populations in Arab countries. Methods and analysis This protocol is carried out in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols guidelines. A systematic literature search for studies up to 30 April 2021 will be conducted in the following electronic databases: PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, ProQuest, Dar Al Mandumah and Al Manhal. Experimental/quasi-experimental quantitative studies evaluating the effects of PPIs on healthy and clinical participants of all ages in the 22 Arab countries will be included. Outcomes will include psychological effects of PPIs on dimensions related to well-being (eg, happiness), quality of life, resilience, depression, anxiety and stress. The risk of bias will be evaluated using the Cochrane risk-of-bias tool. A narrative synthesis with tables of study characteristics will be provided. A meta-analysis will be included if outcomes allow; in this instance, subgroups analysis will be conducted, depending on the data gathered, to examine differences in effect sizes based on age group, population type, duration of intervention and type of intervention. Ethics and dissemination Ethical approval was not required for the performance of this systematic review. We intend to publish the study in a peer-reviewed journal and share the findings at relevant conferences. PROSPERO registration number CRD42020198092. © en_US
dc.identifier.citation Basurrah, A., Lambert, L., Setti, A., Murphy, M., Warren, M., Shrestha, T., & di Blasi, Z. (2021). Effects of positive psychology interventions in Arab countries: a protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 11(7), e052477. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052477 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 20446055
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052477
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/428
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations : Basurrah, A., School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Psychology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Lambert, L., Psychology Department, Canadian University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Setti, A., School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; Murphy, M., School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; Warren, M., College of Business and Economics, Department of Management, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, United States; Shrestha, T., School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; Di Blasi, Z., School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMJ Open;Volume 11, Issue 7
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) License
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject psychiatry en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.title Effects of positive psychology interventions in Arab countries: a protocol for a systematic review en_US
dc.type Review en_US
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