Health education interventions on knowledge and self-care practices for hypertensive disorders during pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Palabras clave: Health education, Knowledge, Self-care, Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis



Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the leading complications of pregnancy and represent a critical threat to maternal and perinatal health worldwide.

Scientific evidence suggests that lack of knowledge and lack of preventive practices in pregnant women would be associated with an increased risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

The review of the existing literature is essential to recognize the impact of educational interventions aimed at improving the knowledge and self-care practices of pregnant women in the face of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

The findings of this study will provide strong scientific evidence for clinical practice, policies and programs in maternal perinatal health.

Introduction: Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are a global health problem. Health education is a strategy that provides pregnant women with knowledge and skills for self-care. Objective: evaluate the effect of health education interventions on pregnant women's knowledge and self-care practices for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, compared to standard prenatal care. Materials and Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. The study record can be consulted in PROSPERO (CRD42021252401). The search will be conducted in the following databases, PubMed/MEDLINE, CENTRAL, LILACS, CINAHL, EMBASE, and WoS. Additionally, clinical trial records in ClinicalTrials and grey literatura in OpenGrey and Google Scholar. The search will include studies of health education intervention in knowledge and self-care practices about hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. All statistical analysis will be carried out with the Review Manager software. Data will be combined using random-effects models, binary data with odds ratios or relative risks, and continuous data using mean differences. Heterogeneity between studies will be assessed using the Q-Cochran test to measure the significance and the l2 statistic to measure magnitude. Discussion: This study will contribute to the knowledge of health interventions that are effective in guiding and educating pregnant women about the disease and self-care practices. Conclusion: The results of this study will be used to provide recommendations in the management of maternal perinatal care, that promote comprehensive care in accordance with the Primary Health Care policy.

How to cite this article: Ulloa-Sabogal Iliana Milena, Pérez-Jaimes Giovanny Andrés, Arias-Rojas Edier Mauricio, Cañon-Montañez Wilson. Health education interventions on knowledge and self-care practices for hypertensive disorders during pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Revista Cuidarte. 2023;14(1):e2495.


Biografía del autor/a

Iliana Milena Ulloa-Sabogal, Universidad Industrial de Santander

RN, MSN. Faculty of Nursing, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.

Giovanny Andrés Pérez-Jaimes, Universidad Industrial de Santander

RN. Nursing School, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Edier Mauricio Arias-Rojas, Universidad de Antioquia

RN, MSN, PhD. Faculty of Nursing, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.

Wilson Cañon-Montañez, Universidad de Antioquia

RN, MSc. PhD. Faculty of Nursing, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.


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Ulloa-Sabogal IM, Pérez-Jaimes GA, Arias-Rojas EM, Cañon-Montañez W. Health education interventions on knowledge and self-care practices for hypertensive disorders during pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Rev Cuid [Internet]. 21 de diciembre de 2022 [citado 9 de febrero de 2023];14(1). Disponible en:
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