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Table 3 Study inclusion and exclusion criteria (by review question)

From: Wheelchair interventions, services and provision for disabled children: a mixed-method systematic review and conceptual framework

Review question Inclusion Exclusion
1 Participants: Aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of a physical disability Participants: aged over 18, short-term need for mobility equipment (e.g. wheelchair after leg fracture)
Interventions: Powered (independent or parent controlled) and manual wheelchairs, buggies and pushchairs Interventions: crutches/sticks, walking frames, adapted shoes, callipers and prostheses, adaptive seating
Outcomes: All relevant clinical and non-clinical outcomes, including (but not restricted to) improved cognitive, physical or behavioural development, improved motor skills, independence, educational achievement, social interaction, initiative development, physical and/or emotional wellbeing and health-related quality of life Outcomes: All outcomes not stated in inclusion criteria
Evidence: All effectiveness evidence related to effectiveness of assistive mobility technology including randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental trials, clinical trials, epidemiological research, cohort studies, non-randomised controlled trials, mixed-method research, systematic reviews and survey data. Paper details: Not written or translated into English, published over 15 years ago
2 Participants: Children/young people aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of physical disability, parent/carer of a child or young person aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of a physical disability, healthcare professionals treating/rehabilitating children/young people aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of a physical disability Participants: children/young people and parents/carers/healthcare professionals of people aged over 18, short-term need for mobility equipment (e.g. wheelchair after leg fracture)
Interventions: Powered (independent or parent controlled) and manual wheelchairs, buggies and pushchairs Interventions: crutches/sticks, walking frames, adapted shoes, callipers & prostheses
Outcomes: All experiences, views, perspectives, thoughts and feelings of children/young people, parents and healthcare professionals towards mobility equipment and provision Outcomes: All outcomes unrelated to barriers, facilitators, positives and negatives of mobility equipment provision
Evidence: All studies using qualitative methodologies, including ethnographic research, grounded theory research, case studies, phenomenological research, qualitative systematic reviews, meta-ethnography, mixed-method research and survey data. Paper details: Not written or translated into English, published over 15 years ago
3 ‘Audience: Children/young people aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of physical disability, parent/carer of a child or young person aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of a physical disability, healthcare professionals treating/rehabilitating children/young people aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of a physical disability, decision and policymakers influencing NHS wheelchair services Audience: children/young people and parents/carers/healthcare professionals of people aged over 18, service users with short-term need for mobility equipment (e.g. wheelchair after leg fracture)
Publications: All policy, guidelines, frameworks and government and third sector publications regarding mobility equipment provision, use, maintenance and funding Publications: Policy and guidelines from outside of United Kingdom, Obsolete or out-of-date policies and guideline, published over 10 years ago
4 Participants: Aged 18 or under with a long-term need for mobility equipment for management of a physical disability Participants: aged over 18, short-term need for mobility equipment (e.g. wheelchair after leg fracture)
Interventions: Powered (independent or parent controlled) and manual wheelchairs, buggies and pushchairs Interventions: crutches/sticks, walking frames, adapted shoes, callipers and prostheses
Outcomes: All relevant clinical and non-clinical outcomes, including (but not restricted to) improved cognitive, physical or behavioural development, improved motor skills, independence, educational achievement, social interaction, initiative development, physical and/or emotional well-being and health-related quality of life. Direct and indirect costs, impacts on quality-adjusted life years gained, utility scores, quality of life measures and incremental cost-effectiveness will inform the economic outcomes. Outcomes: All outcomes not stated in inclusion criteria
Evidence: All economic evidence related to assistive mobility technology including cost-benefit, cost-utility and cost-effectiveness analyses. Partial economic evaluations (including cost analyses, cost-description studies and cost-outcome descriptions) will also be included. Economic evaluations conducted alongside RCTs, quasi-experimental trials, clinical trials, epidemiological research, cohort studies and non-randomised controlled trials will all be considered Paper details: Not written or translated into English, published over 15 years ago