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Table 2 Exclusion hierarchy 1 for elimination of full text papers at stage 5 of the search process

From: A systematic review of interactive multimedia interventions to promote children’s communication with health professionals: implications for communicating with overweight children

Exclusion criteria No. of studies and references
No children 7–11 years 0 2
No educational multimedia 3 [2426]
Not recruited from active clinical treatment lists 11 [2737]
Participants have no diagnosed health condition 2 [38, 39]
No comparison group 8 [4047]
Descriptive paper, not an intervention study 5 [4852]
Abstract/summary article 1 [53]
  1. 1used throughout the search strategy.
  2. 2papers not including participants from the specified age range were systematically excluded through stages 1–4.