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Table 1 Eligibility criteria for quantitative and qualitative studies

From: Informing the measurement of wellbeing among young people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa for policy evaluations: a mixed-methods systematic review

 InclusionExclusion
Quantitative studies
Population• Young people living with HIV (aged 15–24 years)• Studies were < 50% of the population is between the ages of 15–24 years
• Studies that focus on specific population groups (i.e. orphans, LGBTQI, pregnant or post-partum women, sex workers, homeless youth, patients with co-morbidity)
Study design• Observational research study designs or standard of care arm from a trial
• Studies that statistically examined factors associated with subjective or psychological wellbeing or any of its dimensions using regression techniques
• Studies that statistically examined factors associated with mental health (i.e. mental illness- depression, anxiety) using regression techniques
• Letters, opinion pieces, editorials, reviews, qualitative studies
• Psychometric evaluations
• Studies were the sample size is n < 50
Outcomes• Predictors of any dimension of subjective or psychological wellbeing or mental health• Outcomes related to physical functioning
• Outcomes related to objective measures of quality of life (i.e. birth rate, school completion, mortality)
Other• Peer-reviewed journal articles and non-published studies (conference abstracts, dissertations, working papers)
• English and non-English studies
• Studies conducted between January 2000–May 2019
 
Qualitative studies
Sample• Young people living with HIV (aged 15–24 years)
• Caregivers of young people aged 15–24 years, healthcare workers, educators, other family members
• Studies that focus on specific population groups (i.e. orphans, LGBTQI, pregnant or post-partum women, sex workers, homeless youth, patients with co-morbidity)
Phenomenon of interest• Subjective and psychological wellbeing, mental health• Studies examining objective measures of quality of life
Design• Studies incorporating any form of qualitative study design, data collection method or analytical technique
• Cross-sectional or longitudinal
• Studies with YPLHIV in the intervention arm of a trial
• Reviews, editorials, letters, essays, theoretical and opinion papers
• Studies evaluating a specific policy, programme or intervention
Evaluation• Studies aimed at understanding the lived experiences of wellbeing or experiences related to any dimension of wellbeing or mental health• Narrow focus on physical functioning, ART adherence, disclosure challenges, sexual reproductive health needs
Research type• Qualitative or mixed-methods• Quantitative studies
Other• Peer-reviewed journal articles and non-published studies (conference abstracts, dissertations, working papers)
• English and non-English studies
• Studies conducted between January 2000–May 2019