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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Weight loss interventions for Hispanic women in the USA: a protocol for a systematic review

PICOS strategy Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
P - Population Hispanic women, 18+ years old, living in the USA Studies that recruited both men and women (however, studies that included men and children as a strategy to engage women will be kept), studies focused on children and/or adolescents that allowed parents to attend, patients who are hospitalized or institutionalized, patients with eating disorders, patients who have recently undergone bariatric surgery
I - Intervention Lifestyle interventions ≥ 12 weeks in duration, targeting diet, and/or physical activity to reduce body weight Surgical procedures, nonsurgical devices and procedures, pharmacological treatments, complementary/alternative treatments, dietary supplements intended for weight loss, population-focused health promotion campaigns, and interventions that do not focus on modifying weight, interventions to prevent excessive weight gain during pregnancy
C - Comparison For RCTs, wait-list control or usual care
For quasi-experimental, no comparison required
 
O - Outcome Studies reporting objectively measured weight change (expressed as change in lbs. or kg or BMI (kg/m2)) as a primary or secondary outcome. Self-reported measures of weight change
S - Study design RCTs and quasi-experimental studies Reviews, observational studies (cross sectional, case-control, and cohort studies), case reports, case series, in vitro studies, animal studies, secondary analyses of trials, and survey development studies