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Table 2 Characteristics of the systematic reviews

From: Methods to perform systematic reviews of patient preferences: a literature survey

Characteristics of the systematic review (N = 29)
Number of databases searched
One, n (%) 6 (21)
Two, n (%) 4 (14)
Three to five, n (%) 11 (38)
More than five, n (%) 8 (28)
Database searched
PubMed or MEDLINE, n (%) 29 (100)
EMBASE, n (%) 19 (66)
CINAHL, n (%) 9 (31)
PsycINFO, n (%) 9 (31)
EconLit, n (%) 8 (28)
Other databases, n (%) 14 (48)
Searched for non-English articles, n (%) 7 (24)
Reported searching reference lists of included studies, n (%) 14 (48)
Reported searching for conference abstracts, unpublished studies or grey literature, n (%) 6 (21)
Reported methods used to assess study eligibility, n (%) 25 (86)
Reported assessing risk of bias or methodological quality of included studies, n (%) 13 (45)
Used quantitative methods (meta-analysis) to synthesize study data, n (%) 0 (0)
Funding sources listed
No funding, n (%) 3 (10)
Government, n (%) 14 (48)
Industry, n (%) 9 (31)
Others, n (%) 5 (17)
Unclear, n (%) 2 (7)