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Table 3 Table of effect findings comparing feedback using motivational interviewing and feedback using the “stop light” approach

From: Communication of children’s weight status: what is effective and what are the children’s and parents’ experiences and preferences? A mixed methods systematic review

Review findingConfidence in the evidenceExplanation of confidence in the evidenceContributing studies
Source of information
E1: Parents receiving feedback with motivational interviewing had somewhat greater satisfaction with the way healthcare providers supported them compared to parents receiving feedback using the “traffic light” model.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level because of imprecisionDawson 2014 [28, 46, 48, 49]
Content of information
E2: Parents receiving feedback with motivational interviewing had little or no difference in their emotional reaction (being upset) to the way information was communicated compared to parents receiving feedback using the “traffic light” model.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level because of imprecisionDawson 2014 [28, 46, 48, 49]
Susceptibility of being overweight
E3: Parents receiving feedback with motivational interviewing had little or no difference in recognizing that their child was overweight or obese compared to parents receiving feedback using the “traffic light” model.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level because of imprecisionDawson 2014 [28, 46, 48, 49]
Cues to action
E4: Parents receiving feedback with motivational interviewing had little or no difference in attending further treatment sessions compared to parents receiving feedback using the “traffic light” model.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level because of imprecisionDawson 2014 [28, 46, 48, 49]
E5: Parents receiving feedback with motivational interviewing had little or no difference in their motivation to change their lifestyle compared to parents receiving feedback using the “traffic light” model.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level because of imprecisionDawson 2014 [28, 46, 48, 49]
  1. *E stands for effect finding