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Table 4 Study characteristics

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

Criterion Category No. of studies And references
Country United States 11 [7, 9, 6572, 74]
  United Kingdom 2 [6, 8]
  Germany 1 [73]
Ethnic majority White and ‘Caucasian’ 5 [7, 8, 69, 71, 72]
  African-American 2 [65, 67]
  Hispanic-American 2 [66, 68]
  Not reported 5 [6, 9, 70, 73, 74]
Health condition Type 1 diabetes 1 [70]
  Dental malocclusion 1 [9]
  Leukemia (remission) 1 [69]
  Nocturnal enuresis 1 [6]
  Asthma 7 [7, 8, 6568, 73]
  Cystic fibrosis 1 [74]
  Encopresis 1 [71]
  Sickle cell disease 1 [65]
  Recurrent headache (non-malignant) 1 [72]
Sample size Reported sample size calculation 3 [6, 7, 71]
  No sample size calculation; total participants n < 120 6 [8, 65, 69, 70, 72, 74]
  No sample size calculation; total participants n ≥ 120 5 [9, 6668, 73]
Intervention < 6 months 7 [6, 9, 65, 69, 71, 72, 74]
length ≥ 6 months 7 [7, 8, 6668, 70, 73]
Follow-up None 10 [79, 6567, 6971, 74]
(post- intervention) < 6 months 1 [72]
≥ 6 months 3 [6, 68, 73]
Quality assessment ratings 0 0  
½ 0  
1 1 [9]
  1 [74]
  2 5 [6, 7, 67, 70, 73]
  3 [65, 66, 71]
  3 3 [68, 69, 72]
  1 [8]
  4 0