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Table 1 Study inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: The psychosocial determinants of quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a scoping review

Study characteristics Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Abstract Criteria
 Participants Women
Aged 18+
Breast cancer survivor (post-treatment)
Initial diagnosis of breast cancer/pre-cancer treatment
 Study Design Observational studies e.g. retrospective or prospective cohort studies, cross-sectional studies Systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials of intervention or treatment studies
 Outcome Measure- quality of life (QoL) Overall QoL
Physical well-being
Emotional well-being
Functional well-being
Social well-being
QoL not reported in the abstract
 Psychosocial Determinants Psychosocial determinants Clinical, treatment, or socio-demographic determinants only reported in the abstract
 Publication Peer-Reviewed Journal
Published in
-the last 20 years
-in English
Doctoral Dissertation
Conference proceeding e.g. abstract, poster
Full Text Criteria
 Population Women
Aged 18+
Stage I-III breast cancer (non-metastatic)
Completed breast cancer treatment
Breast cancer survivor (post-treatment)
Initial diagnosis of breast cancer/pre-cancer treatment
Metastatic breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in situ
Currently receiving breast cancer treatment (e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy, excluding endocrine therapy)
Participants of a clinical trial
 Outcome Measure (QoL) Validated QoL measure
Generic and specific to breast cancer
Overall/global QoL
Non-validated QoL measure (developed by authors)
Aspects of QoL e.g. emotional well-being, depression
 Psychosocial Determinants At least one modifiable psychosocial determinants, e.g. depression, social support Clinical, treatment, or socio-demographic determinants only
Non-modifiable behavioural determinants only
 Publication Peer-Reviewed Journal
Published in
-the last 20 years
-in English
Doctoral Dissertation
Conference proceeding abstract or poster