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Table 1 CASP appraisal for quantitative studies

From: Barriers to voluntary participation in sport for children: a systematic review

  Boiche 2009 [46] Casper 2011 [47] Dollman 2010 [48] Gordon 1996 [32] Gracia-Marco 2010 [70] Hardy 2010 [35] Irwin 2009 [34] Kirshnit 1989 [33] Perry 2013 [49]
1 Did the study address a clearly focused issue? Y Y Y CT Y Y Y Y Y
2 Was the cohort recruited in an acceptable way? Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5a Have the authors identified all important confounding factors? N Y Y N N N N N N
b Have they taken account of the confounding factors in the design and / or analysis? N Y Y N N N N N N
8 How precise are the results? Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
9 Do you believe the results? Y Y Y Y Y CT Y Y Y
10 Can the results be applied to the local population? Y Y Y N Y N N N Y
11 Do the results of this study fit with other available evidence? Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y
7 What are the results of this study? Satisfaction and value with sport are predictors of dropout Time viewed as biggest participation barrier to sport Girls from poorer background experience a lack of parental support Barriers to sport participation in leisure time are cost and opportunity Males engaged in more extracurricular activity than emales Cost and time influence parents decision for their child’s participation in sport Income has an impact on swimming ability (due to lessons taken) Younger boys spend more time in sports than older boys. Girl’s time did not differ. Results inconsistent Participation in after school sport associated with satisfying the recommended daily PA
  1. Y Criteria was met, N Criteria not met, CT Cannot tell if criteria was me