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Table 2 Eligibility Criteria

From: Role of mHealth applications for improving antenatal and postnatal care in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

Attribute Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria
Population Studies involving target groups of women in antenatal and postnatal period and healthcare workers through which interventions were delivered to these groups. Studies involving target groups women, adolescent females and girls over the age of 5 years who are not pregnant and have not recently given birth, newborn and children and decision makers and facility managers that are not directly involved in patient care
Intervention Studies involving mHealth interventions Studies involving other ICT interventions, ART compliance reminders, EmONC coverage, managerial and financial level interventions, physical mobile clinics and teleconsultations
Outcome Outcomes demonstrating improvement in preventive maternal healthcare services Outcomes demonstrating skilled birth attendants, emergency care, quality of life, immunization coverage, cost-effectiveness of intervention, child development and others
Setting Studies conducted or implemented in LMICs Studies conducted or implemented in high income countries
Type of studies Original studies, case studies, cross-sectional studies, case control studies, randomized controlled trials, quasi experimental studies, before and after (pre-post studies), qualitative formative studies, systematic reviews and clinical control trials Commentaries, editorials, symposium proceedings and irretrievable documents
Language Studies available in English Language Studies which were not available in English translation
Time period Studies published between 1 January, 2000 to 25 January, 2016 Studies published before 1 January, 2000 and after 25 January, 2016