MedicalFlow diagram of literature research
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Illustration of literature search process by two reviewers.

               
January 2014 Identify research topic with research advisor USA
 
 
 
 









February 2014 Begin literature search
 
 
 
 









March 2014 Reviewers read and evaluated RCT Abstracts
Some RCT's excluded due to methodology
 
 
 









September 2014 Further evaluation of RCT Full-text
Some RCT's removed due to further examination of methodologies.
 
 
 









April 2015 RCT search terminated. Data extraction initiated.
 
 
 
 









June 2015 Data entered into RevMan 5.1
 
 
 
 









August 2015 Results analyzed. Conclusion formed.