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Table 3 List of publications excluded at full-text screening with reasons

From: The 2016 HIGh Heels: Health effects And psychosexual BenefITS (HIGH HABITS) study: systematic review of reviews and additional primary studies




Bibliographic details

Reason for exclusion


 Hannan MT

Epidemiologic perspectives on women and arthritis: an overview

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)

1996; 9: 424–34

Does not discuss high heels

 Macfarlane GJ

The epidemiology of chronic pain


2016; 157: 2158–9.

Does not discuss high heels

 Menz HB

Chronic foot pain in older people


2016; 91:110–4.

Does not reference any primary studies on high heels

Additional primary studies

 Domjanić J, Ujević D, Wallner B, et al.

Increasing women’s attractiveness: high heels, pains and evolution – a GMM based study


Book of Proceedings of the 8th International Textile, Clothing and Design Conference, 2016.

Not peer-reviewed journal article

 Ferrie EP, Erskine I

Stilettoed in the sixties

Emerg Med J

2006; 23: 240–1

Commentary on prior case reports, not new case report

 Itshayek E, Gomori JM, Spektor S, et al.

Stiletto stabbing: penetrating injury to the hypothalamus with hyperacute diabetes insipidus

Clin Neurol Neurosurg

2010; 112: 924–6

Stiletto knife not shoe

 Voracek M, Fisher ML, Rupp B, et al.

Sex differences in relative foot length and perceived attractiveness of female feet: relationships among anthropometry, physique and preference ratings

Percept Mot Skills

2007; 104: 1123–38

No data to associate high heel wear with attractiveness outcomes