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Table 2 Data extraction categories

From: Parent-directed intervention versus controls whilst their child waits for diagnostic assessment: a systematic review protocol

Study details Participant characteristics Methods Intervention Outcome examples (further detail provided in Table 3)
Authors, journal, year of publication, year recruitment began, country, study aims and objectives Child gender, child age, child school participation status, primary caregiver type, gender, age, education level, other demographics relevant to study and review. Design, allocation, sampling, blinding, data collection time points, loss to follow up, recruitment and retention rates, comparison/ control group Setting: location, environment, technology used if relevant
Description: intervention type, duration, frequency of intervention contacts.
Primary outcomes:
Primary caregiver and/or family health outcomes, such as parenting stress or family quality of life
Secondary outcomes:
Child-related outcomes, such as child adaptive behaviour, quality of life and service-related outcomes, such as adherence to first appointment. These outcomes are of potential interest to researchers, policy-makers and clinicians