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Correction to: Barriers and facilitating factors in the prevention of diabetes type II and gestational diabetes in vulnerable groups: protocol for a scoping review

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Systematic Reviews20198:31

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The original article was published in Systematic Reviews 2018 7:245

Correction to: Syst Rev

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in Table 1 as the wrong table was used. The inclusion criteria of the scoping review has been corrected in Table 1 here. Please see below. The authors would like to apologize for this error.
Table 1

PCC (Population, Concept, Context)


Diabetes mellitus type 2 or gestation diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Gestational diabetes mellitus

People at risk of developing diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes mellitus

Vulnerable patients/−groups

Elderly, older people, seniors > 65 years

Disabled people

People in need of care, residents of a nursing home

Unemployed people

Refugees/migrants as well as ethnic groups (e.g. African Americans or Hispanics)

Homeless people

Drug/substance abusers (excluding nicotine abuse/smoking)

Low socio-economic status



Primary/ secondary/ tertiary prevention

Barriers and facilitating factors

Definition of barriers and motivating aspects e.g. language, costs, religion, ethnic background, low income, social and health support

Solutions to exploit barriers and support solutions e.g. materials and manpower, use of media, insurance


> 2008; WHO stratum A


all types of studies; all languages; available in full text version

The PPC (Population, Concept, Context) mnemonic illustrates the eligibility criteria for the scoping review. Additionally to the classic PPC mnemonic there are other criteria regarding study types, languages and the availability of the full text version



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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM), Faculty of Health, Department of Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Ostmerheimer Str. 200, Building 38, 51109 Cologne, Germany
Institute of Movement and Neurosciences, German Sport University Cologne, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Cologne, Germany


  1. Breuing J, Pieper D, Neuhaus AL, Heß S, Lütkemeier L, Haas F, Spiller M, Graf C. Barriers and facilitating factors in the prevention of diabetes type II and gestational diabetes in vulnerable groups: protocol for a scoping review. Syst Rev. 2018;7:245. ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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