Table 2

Exclusion criteria applied for eligibility assessment of full-text papers and number of exclusions

Reason for exclusion (eligibility)

Number of studies excluded


Incomplete sample information

10

• Sampling method unclear

• Age distribution not stated

• Gender distribution not stated

Insufficient methods (information)

26

• No clinical examination or validated 'self tooth count' form not used

• Measure for satisfaction or OHRQoL not clearly described

• Details of replacement not explicit

OHRQoL outcomes not related to (management of) tooth loss

73

Mistakenly included on the basis of abstract

20

Total

129


Gerritsen et al. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2010 8:126   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-8-126

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