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Table 2 Assessing the Impact of additional five studies on the findings in the review

From: The selection of search sources influences the findings of a systematic review of people’s views: a case study in public health

Study Search source Reliability of findings Usefulness of findings Contribution to themes within the review synthesis
(No. of other studies contributing to the theme)
Aggregative synthesis
Currie et al. [20] Child data High Low 1 theme:
     Satisfaction (12)
Currie et al.[18] Child data High Low 1 theme:
     Satisfaction (12)
Harris [21] Index of British Theses Medium Low 5 themes:
     Estimations (8)
     Preferred size (9)
     Satisfaction (12)
     Stereotyping (6)
     Importance/concern (2)
Waterston [22] Index of British Theses Medium Low 4 themes:
     Estimations (8)
     Preferred size (9)
     Satisfaction (12)
     Other – relation between self-esteem and experience of size-related bullying (1)
Interpretive synthesis
Stewart et al. [19] IBSS High Medium 3 themes:
     Size matters later (3)
     Diet and exercise as influences (9)
     Appropriate strategies (5)