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Effects of ground and joint reaction force exercise on lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

George A Kelley1*, Kristi S Kelley1 and Wendy M Kohrt2

Author Affiliations

1 Meta-Analytic Research Group, School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 26506-9190, WV, USA

2 Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, 12631 East 17th Avenue - L15, PO Box 6511, Mail Stop B179, Aurora, 80045, CO, USA

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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012, 13:177  doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-177

Published: 20 September 2012

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Additional file 1:

Example of search strategy for one database search (SPORTDiscus). This additional file describes the search strategy used searching the SPORTDiscus database for randomized controlled trials dealing with the effects of exercise on bone mineral density in adults.

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General characteristics of included studies. This additional file provides a description of the general characteristics of studies that met the inclusion criteria for the meta-analysis.

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Table of moderator analyses results for FN and LS BMD. This additional file provides a table of results for all moderator analyses that were conducted for categorical variables and changes in femoral neck and lumbar spine bone mineral density.

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Table of meta-regression results for changes in FN and LS BMD. This additional file provides a table of results for all regression analyses that were conducted for changes in femoral neck and lumbar spine bone mineral density.

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