A systematic review and meta-analysis of dementia prevalence in seven developing countries: a STRiDE project

Farina, N, Ibnidris, A, Alladi, S, Comas-Herrera, A, Albanese, E, Docrat, S, Ferri, C P, Freeman, E, Govia, I, Jacobs, R, Astudillo-Garcia, C I, Musyimi, C, Sani, T P, Schneider, M, Theresia, I, Turana, Y, Knapp, M and Banerjee, S (2020) A systematic review and meta-analysis of dementia prevalence in seven developing countries: a STRiDE project. Global Public Health. ISSN 1744-1692

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The STRiDE project sets out to support the development of effective dementia policy in middle-income countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa). As part of this it will generate new data about the prevalence of dementia for a subset of these countries. This study aims to identify the current estimates of dementia prevalence in these countries and where the gaps lie in the current literature. A systematic review was completed on 30th April 2019 across electronic databases, identifying dementia prevalence literature originating from any of the seven countries. Four hundred and twenty-nine records were identified following de-duplication; 28 studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in the systematic review. Pooled estimates of dementia prevalence ranged from 2% to 9% based on DSM-IV criteria; these figures were generally higher in studies using other diagnostic criteria (e.g. the 10/66 algorithm). Available prevalence data varied between countries. Only Brazil, Mexico and India had data derived from studies judged as having a low risk of bias. Irrespective of country, studies often were not explicit in detailing the representativeness of their sample, or whether there was non-response bias. Further transparent and externally valid dementia prevalence research is needed across the STRiDE countries.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 07:08
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/91848

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