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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Contemporary treatment of anxiety in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes in countries with universal healthcare

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Publication details Peer-reviewed journal articles reporting primary data
Published since 1997
Article written in English
Published before 1997
Secondary data analysis, literature reviews, meta-analyses
Study type Controlled trials Uncontrolled trials
Population Adults (18 + years)
Primary diagnosis of anxiety disorder or clinically significant anxiety
Mixed anxiety/depression
Persons under 18 years
Primary diagnosis of other mental health condition (e.g., depression, OCD, PTSD)
Setting Primary care
Country with universal healthcare
Secondary or tertiary care setting (e.g., hospital, psychiatric clinic)
Treatment Evidence-based psychological or pharmacological treatments for anxiety Alternative treatments (e.g., kava)
Treatment focusing on condition other than anxiety (e.g., CBT for depression)
Outcome At least one measure of anxiety symptomatology No measure of anxiety symptoms included