Search Strategy

Initial No. Identified

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Sources of Informationa

Years Included

Type of Appraisal and Purpose

Subject Demographics

Zenzen and Kridli (2009)

(14), (27), (28)


Integrative review

Not reported

Included: children aged 4-18 (kindergarten through high school)

Manual searching of bibliographies from gathered articles

To study the degree of variability in the methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks of school-based obesity prevention programs, focused on the following interventions: dietary, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle education; parental involvement

NOTES: BMI = body mass index; CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; N/A = not available; RCT = randomized controlled trial.

aElectronic databases are denoted numerically as outlined below:

(1) Academic Search Elite

(2) ACP Journal Club (American College of Physicians Evidence Based Medicine)


(4) AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database)

(5) ARC Service (Agricultural Research Council)

(6) AustHealth

(7) Best Evidence Database

(8) Biological Abstracts

(9) BioMed Central

(10) BIOSIS Previews

(11) Chronic Disease Prevention File (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

(12) CDSR (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)

(13) CENTRAL/CCTR (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials)

(14) CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

(15) Cochrane Library

(16) Current Contents—Life Sciences

(17) DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects)

(18) Education Abstracts

(19) ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre)

(20) EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database)

(21) Environline

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