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Developing a Minimum Dataset for a Mobile-based Contact Tracing System for the COVID-19 Pandemic

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(2022) Developing a Minimum Dataset for a Mobile-based Contact Tracing System for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Shiraz E Medical Journal. ISSN 17351391 (ISSN)

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Context: Contact tracing is a cornerstone community-based measure for augmenting public health response preparedness to epidemic diseases such as the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, there is no an agreed data collection tool for the unified reporting of COVID-19 contact tracing efforts at the national level. Objectives: The purpose of this research was to determine the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Minimal Dataset (COV-CT-MDS) as a prerequisite to develop a mobile-based contact tracing system for the COVID-19 outbreak. Methods: This study was carried out in 2020 by a combination of literature review coupled with a two-round Delphi survey. First, the probable data elements were identified using an extensive literature review in scientific databases, including PubMed, Scopus, ProQuest, Science Direct, and Web of Science (WOS). Then, the core data elements were validated using a two-round Delphi survey. Results: Out of 388 articles, 24 were eligible to be included in the study. By the full-text study of the included articles and after the Delphi survey, the designed COV-CT-MDS was categorized into two clinical and administrative data sections, nine data classes, and 81 data fields. Conclusions: COV-CT-MDS is an efficient and valid tool that could provide a basis for collecting comprehensive and standardized data on COVID-19 contact tracing. It could also provide scientific teamwork for health care authorities, which may lead to the enhanced quality of documentation, research, and surveillance outcomes. © 2021, Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Shanbehzadeh, M.UNSPECIFIED
Kazemi-Arpanahi, H.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Contact Tracing Coronavirus Mobile Application COVID-19 Data Collection Pandemic attitude to health contact examination coronavirus disease 2019 data extraction documentation epidemic health care personnel human Likert scale mobile application physical activity public health questionnaire Review teamwork
Journal or Publication Title: Shiraz E Medical Journal
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 23
Number: 3
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ISSN: 17351391 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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