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Table 5 Effect findings comparing different formats (phrasing) of written weight screening feedback letters

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
Susceptibility of being overweight
E12: Parents receiving different formats (phrasing) of written weigh-screening feedback letters may have somewhat lower ability to classify their child’s weight status correctly when they receive simple written feedback.LowDowngraded by 2 levels because of unclear to high risk of bias and imprecisionPrina 2014 [40]
Cues to action
E13: Parents receiving different formats (phrasing) of written weigh-screening feedback letters have little or no difference in taking action on their child’s weight.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level because of unclear to high risk of biasPrina 2014 [40]
E14: Parents receiving different formats (phrasing) of written weigh-screening feedback letters have little or no difference on their child’s subsequent weight status.ModerateDowngraded by 1 level because of unclear to high risk of biasPrina 2014 [40]
E15: Parents receiving different formats (phrasing) of written weigh-screening feedback letters may have little or no difference in whether they attend a parent’s information meeting.LowDowngraded by 2 levels because of unclear to high risk of bias and imprecisionPrina 2014 [40]
  1. *E stands for effect finding