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Table 1 Examples of interventions and settings included/excluded in the review

From: Reporting of factorial trials of complex interventions in community settings: a systematic review

Included Excluded
Complex intervention Simple intervention
Dietary counselling to increase fruit and vegetable consumption Dietary supplement tablets
Physiotherapy and exercise programme Specific physiotherapy technique eg manipulation, ultrasound
Unsupervised physical exercise programme and telephone support Closely supervised strength training programme
Drug + complex intervention No complex intervention
Community setting Other setting
Primary care/general practice/family doctor/other community setting (eg home, community centre, gym) Hospitals/Specialist medical or research centres/University clinics