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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria used in this review

From: Early mobilisation in mechanically ventilated patients: a systematic integrative review of definitions and activities

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
1. Published in English and German.
2. Published between January 2000 and October 2018.
3. Reported on adult patients (aged 18 years and over) receiving early mobilisation while being mechanically ventilated.
4. Measured the outcomes of early mobilisation in mechanically ventilated patients or evaluated the experiences, views and attitudes of mechanically ventilated patients and/or ICU staff; and either:
5.1 Reported primary research using a quantitative approach (experimental and/or observational study designs, including randomised controlled trial, case control and cohort study) or any qualitative approach (all study designs).
5.2 Reported secondary research including systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
1. Reported patients aged under 18 years.
2. Reported on patients undergoing early mobilisation without mechanical ventilation support.
3. Evaluated the experiences, views and attitudes of other parties other than ICU staff and/or patients involved in EM-MV.
4. Review articles without a formal search strategy and quality appraisal.
5. Poster or conference proceedings.
  1. Abbreviations: EM-MV early mobilisation in mechanically ventilated patients, ICU intensive care unit