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Appendix to Methodology: Reference Manager Database

A Reference Manager 10.0 database for this literature search and review was created to ensure that all of the references from the search strings were tracked through all phases, from identification to article retrieval to evaluation, in an efficient manner. Reference Manager is a commercially available citation management system that allows some customization of database fields. User Defined fields in the database were customized to:

  • allow the search and review process to be managed efficiently;
  • track ordering and receipt of copies of full articles of relevant citations; and
  • allow searching on instrument type or by specific age group categories.

The citation information from each electronic search conducted in the PubMed and Nutrition Abstracts and Review databases was merged into the Reference Manager database before individual citations were reviewed. This ensured that all the citations were relevant to the literature search goals and allowed the citations, key words, and abstracts to be saved for later screening and review. It also provided automatic identification and removal of duplicate references. A copy of the Reference Manager database containing the screened search results is included with this report.

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Reference Manager User Defined Fields and Codes

User Defined Fielda Codeb Definition
[30] Misc 2 Export to Reviewer Reviewed by (reviewer initials) and date (mm-dd-03) JB = Joan Benson
TZ = Thea Zimmerman
CS = Carolyn Sharbaugh
[31] Misc 3 Pass/Fail P
F
UD
Pass
F
Undecided
[18] UD-1 Sample Size Number Sample size specified in abstract
[19] UD-2 Instruments FFQ
HFFQ
DHQ
DH
24HR
24HR-T
FR-3
FR-4
FR-?
Weighted FR
FG
FV
CL
EX
O:____
Food Frequency questionnaire
Harvard Food Frequency questionnaire
Diet History Questionnaire
Diet History
24-hour recall
Telephone administered 24HR
3-day Food Record/Food Diary/Diet Record
4-day Food Record/Food Diary/Diet Record
Food Record/Food Diary/Diet Record, specify # days
Weighted Food Record
Food Group intake
Fruit and Vegetable Intake
Checklist, Daily Food List
Exposure Questionnaire
Other, specify
[20] UD-3 Validation Standard DLW
DO
DO-V
None
O:____
Doubly Labeled Water
Direct Observation
Direct Observation by Video
Same Fields as in UD-2 Instruments
No validation standard discussed in abstract
Other, specify
[21] UD-4 Exposure FI
E
FV
VM
HS
C
Specific nutrient
O:_________
Food Intake, diet pattern/diet intake/diet history
Energy Expenditure; caloric intake
Fruit/Vegetable Intake
Vit/Min supplement
Herbal supplement
Contaminants
Write out nutrient name, e.g. calcium.
Other, specify: ___________.
[22] UD-5 Age Group P
L
I
T
PS
S
A
O:_________
Pregnant
Lactating, breastfeeding
Infants (0-12 mo)
Toddlers (13mo to 2 years)
Preschool (25 mo to 5 years)
School aged (6 to 12 years)
Adolescents (13 to 18 years)
Other: specify (adults or women or men
and give age if provided)

a. User Defined Field numbers listed in brackets [ ] and presented in order appearing in database.
b. If more than one code, code is separated by semicolon; NS used for not specified in all fields.

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014