Non-Communicable Disease Research
What are non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and why is NCD research important?
- Non-communicable disease (NCD) research seeks to prevent and control non-communicable (non-infectious) diseases, such as cancer or diabetes.
- NCD research is especially important in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) as the burden of NCDs is growing rapidly
Helpful Links, Videos and Online Courses
- NCD research capacity strengthening strategies
- The article summarizes NCD research capacity strengthening strategies that have been undertaken in LMICs.
Templates and Examples
- WHO guide to NCD research
- This guide from the World Health Organization provides guidance to implementation research in the prevention and control of NCD.
- Hofman, K., Ryce, A., Prudhomme, W., & Kotzin, S. (2006). Reporting of non-communicable disease research in low- and middle-income countries: a pilot bibliometric analysis. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 94(4), 415–420.
- This paper identifies the relative amount of research devoted to NCD in LMICs.
- Neupane, G., Acharya, S., Bhattarai, M., Upadhyay, A., Belbase, B., Bhandari, M., Pandeya, D.,Pokharel, S., Ghimire, S., Thapa, G., Karmacharya, B., Bhatt, M. R., Spertus, J. A., Neupane, D., Timsina, L., & Pokharel, Y. (2020). Study, design, and rationale of Noncommunicable Diseases in Nepal (NCD Nepal) Study: A community-based prospective epidemiological and implementation study in rural Nepal. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 9, 2164956120917379.
- Describes the protocol of a community-based, longitudinal epidemiological study of screening and management of NCDs in rural Nepal.