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Table 1 ATS study quality checklist with quality scores assigned

From: The relationship between active travel to school and health-related fitness in children and adolescents: a systematic review

Studies (i) Did the study describe the participant eligibility criteria? (ii) Were the study schools/participants randomly selected (or representative of the study population)? (iii) Did the study report the sources and details of ATS measurement and did the methods have acceptable reliability for the specific age group? (iv) Did the study report the sources and details of HRF assessmentaand did the all of the methods have acceptable reliability for the specific age group? (v) Did the study report a power calculation and was the study adequately powered to detect hypothesized relationships? (vi) Did the study report the numbers of individuals who completed each of the different measuresband did participants complete at least 80% of measures? Quality score total/6
Evenson et al [19] 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
Tudor-Locke et al [8] 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Metcalf et al [26] 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
De Bourdeauhuij et al [30] 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
Fulton et al [21] 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Gordon-Larsen et al [20] 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
Heelan et al [43] 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
Klein-Platat et al [31] 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Sirard et al [22] 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Cooper et al [32] 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
Mota et al [35] 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Rosenberg et al [23] 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Timperio et al [36] 1 1 1 1 0 1 5
Ford et al [27] 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Li et al [38] 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Mota et al [34] 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Ortega et al [39] 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Saksvig et al [24] 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Cooper et al [33] 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
Landsberg et al [40] 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
Robertson-Wilson et al [41] 1 1 1 1 0 1 5
Silva and Lopez [42] 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Yeung et al [37] 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Andersen et al [15] 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Baig et al [28] 1 0 1 1 1 1 5
Madsen et al [25] 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Voss et al [29] 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
  1. Note. 1 = Yes and 0 = No; ATS = active travel to school.
  2. aThe measurement of height and weight using standardized procedures to calculate BMI satisfied this criteria.
  3. bStudies were required to report the number of participants who completed ATS questionnaire and HRF measures separately.