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Table 5 Quality assessment of the included reviews using the AMSTAR Checklist

From: Behavioral determinants of physical activity across the life course: a “DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity” (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review

Author, Date
(Type of review) [Ref]
Was an ‘a priori’ design provided? Was there duplicate study selection and data extraction? Was a comprehensive literature search performed? Was the status of publication (i.e., grey literature) used as an inclusion criterion? Was a list of studies (included and excluded) provided? Were the characteristics of the included studies provided? Was the scientific quality of the included studies assessed and documented? Was the scientific quality of the included studies used appropriately in formulating conclusions? Were the methods used to combine the findings of studies appropriate? Was the likelihood of publication bias assessed? Was the conflict of interest included? Sum quality scorea Quality of the reviewb
Babakus WS, 2012
(SLR) [24]
No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No 6 Moderate
Barnett I, 2012
(SLR) [25]
No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes C.A. No 7 Moderate
Craggs C, 2011
(SLR) [34]
Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes N.A. No Yes 6 Moderate
De Craemer M, 2012
(SLR) [26]
Yes Yes Yes No No No No N.A. N.A. No Yes 4 Moderate
Engberg E, 2012
(SLR) [12]
No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes 4 Moderate
Kaczynski AT, 2008
(SLR) [13]
No No C.A. Yes No Yes No No N.A. No Yes 3 Weak
Koeneman MA, 2011
(SLR) [27]
No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes C.A. Yes Yes 7 Moderate
Larouche R, 2014
(SLR) [15]
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No 6 Moderate
Lee MC, 2008
(SLR) [28]
Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes 4 Moderate
Marshall SJ, 2004
(MA) [14]
Yes Yes Yes C.A. No No Yes Yes Yes No No 6 Moderate
Pearson N, 2014
(MA) [29]
No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9 Strong
Ridgers ND, 2012
(SLR) [33]
Yes C.A. Yes No No Yes No N.A. N.A. N.A. Yes 4 Moderate
Schoeppe S, 2013
(SLR) [16]
Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes N.A. No No 5 Moderate
Stanley RM, 2012
(SLR) [30]
No Yes No No No No Yes Yes N.A. No Yes 4 Moderate
Tzormpatzakis N, 2007
(SLR) [31]
No C.A. Yes No No Yes No C.A. N.A. No No 2 Weak
Uijtdewillingen L, 2014
(SLR) [35]
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes N.A. N.A. Yes 7 Moderate
van der Horst K, 2007
(SLR) [32]
No Yes Yes No No Yes No N.A. N.A. No No 3 Weak
  1. Notes:
  2. C.A. can’t answer, N.A. not applicable
  3. a0 when the criteria was not applicable for the included review; 1 when the criteria was applicable for the included review
  4. bWeak (score ranging from 0 to 3); Moderate (score ranging from 4 to 7); Strong (score ranging from 8 to 11)