Impact of educational interventions on the prevention of emerging diseases: A systematic review
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Background: Seasonal influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could
cause considerable morbidity and mortality. The present study investigates the effectiveness of educational
interventions to prevent these diseases.
Materials and Methods: We searched PubMed/Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Controlled Register of Trials
(CENTRAL) for relevant clinical studies up to March 25, 2022. The following terms were used: “influenza”,
“flu”, “respiratory infection”, “prevent”, "severe acute respiratory syndrome", COVID-19 “intervention”,
“education”, “school-based”, and “inform”.
Results: Out of 1296 studies retrieved from databases, 13 types of clinical trials met the inclusion criteria and
were included in the study. E-learning and the educational module were the most common interventions for
influenza and COVID-19, respectively. The measured outcomes were health promotion strategies and
preventive behaviors among participants. All except one article showed a significant association between
educational interventions and outcomes.
Conclusion: The included studies in the current systematic review indicated the efficacy of health promotion
educational interventions in improving knowledge and preventive behaviors regarding COVID-19 and
- COVID-19, Influenza, Education, Prevention
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