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Table 4 Table of effect findings comparing feedback letters plus additional resources

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
E6: Parents receiving feedback letters plus additional resources had little or no difference in the way they perceive receiving help to reduce their child’s risk of overweight compared to parents receiving a standard feedback letter.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level due to unclear risk of biasBailey-Davies 2017 [50]
Content of information
E7: Parents receiving feedback letters plus additional resources had little or no difference in the way they perceive receiving the information/resources that help them understand their child’s weight status compared to parents receiving a standard feedback letter.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level due to unclear risk of biasBailey-Davies 2017 [50]
E8: Parents receiving feedback letters plus additional resources had little or no difference in their perception that they are receiving useful weight status information compared to parents receiving a standard feedback letter.LowDowngraded by 2 levels because of unclear risk of bias and imprecision.Bailey-Davies 2017 [50]
Susceptibility of being overweight
E9: It is uncertain whether parents receiving feedback letters plus additional resources improved parent’s ability to classify their child’s weight status compared to parents receiving a standard feedback letter.Very lowDowngraded by 3 levels due to study design, risk of bias and imprecisionFalconer 2014 [51, 52]
Perceived severity of being overweight
E10: It is uncertain whether parents receiving feedback letters plus additional resources improved parent’s ability to recognise the risks of obesity compared to parents receiving a standard feedback letter.Very lowDowngraded by 3 levels due to study design, risk of bias and imprecisionFalconer 2014 [51, 52]
Cues to action
E11: It is uncertain whether parents receiving feedback letters plus additional resources contacted a healthcare provider compared to parents receiving a standard feedback letter.LowDowngraded by 2 levels because of unclear risk of bias and imprecision.Bailey-Davies 2017 [50]
  1. *E stands for effect finding