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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria used for the systematic review

From: Chiropractic care for paediatric and adolescent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Levels I, II and III evidence
Chiropractic Intervention studies
Study population: children age 0-17 years (inclusive)
Diagnosis of AD/HD consistent with DSM-III, DSM-IV, DSM-IV-TR or ICD-10 criteria
Diagnosis made by Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Medical Doctor, Clinical or Educational Psychologist
Validated Psychometric Outcome Measure as recommended by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP 2007) (Table 3)
Full-Text articles
English language
Adults (18 yrs and over)
Participant/s without a formal AD/HD diagnosis
Qualitative studies
Descriptive studies
Observational studies
Review/advice and/or opinion articles
Articles that fall outside the NHMRC designated levels of evidence