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Systematic review of reviews of intervention components associated with increased effectiveness in dietary and physical activity interventions

Colin J Greaves1*, Kate E Sheppard1, Charles Abraham2, Wendy Hardeman3, Michael Roden4, Philip H Evans5, Peter Schwarz6 and The IMAGE Study Group7

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1 University of Exeter, Peninsula Medical School, Smeall Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK

2 University of Sussex, School of Psychology, Pevensey Building, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK

3 University of Cambridge, General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, 16 Colwyn Close, Cambridge CB4 3NU, UK

4 Heinrich-Heine University, Institute for Clinical Diabetology, German Diabetes Centre and Department of Metabolic Diseases, Auf'm Hennekamp 65, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

5 University of Plymouth, Peninsula Medical School, Smeall Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK

6 Technical University of Dresden (Carl Gustav Carus Medical Faculty), Medizinische Klinik III, Fetscherstraße 74, Dresden D-01307, Germany

7 International collaboration group, led from Technical University of Dresden, c/o Prof Peter Schwarz, Medizinische Klinik III, Fetscherstraße 74, Dresden D-01307, Germany

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:119  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-119

Published: 18 February 2011

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Table S1: Search Strategy. Table S2 (and explanatory text): OQAQ: Quality assessment tool for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Table S3 (and explanatory text): Evidence Grading System. Table S4: Characteristics of Included Reviews. Table S5: Excluded papers. Table S6: OQAQ scores.

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Tables S7-14: Data from analyses of: S7) Intervention Effectiveness; S8) Theoretical basis; S9) Behaviour change techniques; S10) Mode of delivery; S11) Intervention provider; S12) Intervention intensity; S13) Intervention population; S14) Intervention setting.

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PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) 2009 Checklist.

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