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Table 2 Initial data extraction charting template

From: The use of social network analysis in social support and care: a systematic scoping review protocol

Main category/subcategories Description
Article data
 Author(s) Who is/are the author(s)?
 Title The full title of the article
 Publication year When was the study published?
 Country In which country was the study conducted?
 Language What language is used in the article?
Study characteristics
 Aims/purpose Describe the stated objective(s)
 Study design Quantitative or mixed methods. Experimental or observational
 Data collection methods Questionnaires, electronic health record extraction, online platforms network data, qualitative techniques, etc.
 Key concept Does the study focus on social support, care, or both?
Population characteristics
 Participants' role Who are the participants? Patients, formal, or informal caregivers
 Age Participant’s age
 Gender Participant’s gender
 Participant’s context Types of acute illnesses, long-term conditions or disabilities
 Setting Where was social support or care delivered? (hospital, primary health care, self-groups, personal environment, online settings, etc.)
 Sample size How many people participated in the study?
Social network analysis methodology
 Approach Sociocentric, egocentric or personal network approach
 Social network analysis metrics Density, centrality measures (degree, betweenness, closeness), isolates, dyads, etc.
 Analysis type Descriptive, correlation, bivariant, multivariant, or others
 Data visualization Yes/no
 Software What SNA software was used?
Knowledge contribution
 Key findings What were the main results of the study?
 Limitations What are the main limitations of the study?