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A systematic review of interventions for promoting active transportation to school

Palma Chillón13*, Kelly R Evenson23, Amber Vaughn3 and Dianne S Ward34

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Granada, Spain

2 Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

3 Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

4 Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, 8:10  doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-10

Published: 14 February 2011

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Additional file 1:

Electronic search for the intervention studies including: database, number of references found, and terms included. The electronic search performed to identify the studies for this review is provided in detail. The terms used to search in the five different databases used (PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, SPORT Discus and the National Transportation Library) are included. Moreover, the number of final references found in each database was likewise mentioned.

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Additional file 2:

Adjusted criteria for the quality assessment tool for quantitative studies. This file included all the adjusted criteria performed to adapt the original tool called "Quality assessment Tool for quantitative studies from the Effective Public Health Practice Project-EPHPP-", into the identified studies in this review, since these studies were not experimental or clinical studies. Adjusted criteria were performed for selection bias, study design, confounders, blinding, data collection methods, withdrawals and drop-outs, intervention integrity, analysis and final scoring

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A summary of the calculation of effect size using Cohen's d. A detailed explanation of how was calculated the effect size using Cohen's d for every study identified in this review has been included. Conceptual data, numerical data and formulas are provided for every study that provided enough data to calculate effect size; moreover, studies where calculation was not possible were likewise mentioned.

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