Table 1

Summary characteristics of the 14 studies included in the systematic review
Characteristic Number (%)
Year of publication
  1980-1989 2 (14.3)
  1990-1999 7 (50.0)
  2000-2011 5 (35.7)
Journal title (abbreviated)
  Rev Neurol 3 (21.4)
  Acta Psychiatr Scand 1 (7.1)
  Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 1 (7.1)
  Rev Psiquiat y Psicol Med 1 (7.1)
  An Psiquiatr 1 (7.1)
  Actas Luso Esp Neurol Psiquiatr Cienc Afines 1 (7.1)
  Acta Pediatr Esp 1 (7.1)
  Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria 1 (7.1)
  Arch Pediatr 1 (7.1)
  Pediatr Catalana 1 (7.1)
  None/unpublished (e.g. PhD thesis) 3 (21.4)
Peer reviewed journal
  Yes 10 (71.4)
  No 4 (28.6)
Author affiliation
  University 7 (50.0)
  Primary care 3 (21.4)
  Hospital 2 (14.3)
  Other/non explicit 2 (14.3)
Population age
  Children and adolescents (under 17 years) 6 (42.9)
  Children (under 12 years) 8 (57.1)
Origin of sample
  School 11 (78.6)
  General population 3 (21.4)
Reference to a diagnostic criterion
  DSM-III-R 6 (42.9)
  DSM-IV 4 (28.6)
  Other/non explicit 4 (28.6)
Impairment criterion
  Yes 7 (50.0)
  No 7 (50.0)
Number of stages of evaluation
  One 7 (50.0)
  Two 7 (50.0)
Inclusion of clinical interview
  Yes 8 (57.1)
  No 6 (42.9)
Source of information
  Parents and teachers 9 (64.3)
  Parents and subjects 2 (14.3)
  Teachers 2 (14.3)
  Parents, teachers and subjects 1 (7.1)

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Catalá-López et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:168   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-168

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