Using PRISMA 4
Step 7: Eligability Subtract the number of excluded articles following the screening phase (step 6) from the total number of records screened (step 5) and enter this number in the box titled "Full-text articles assessed for eligibility". Get the full text for these articles to review for eligibility.
Step 8: Eligability - Records excluded Review all full-text articles for eligibility to be included in the final review. At this stage it is worth checking either in your guidelines or with your supervisor, how many articles you should be left with. Take a note of the number of articles that you exclude at this point and enter this number in the correct box titled: Full text articles excluded and write in a short reason for excluding the articles (this may be the same reason used for the screening phase).
SMILE using PRISMA by Marion Kelt and Larissa Kempenaar, GCU and The PRISMA Statement is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.prisma-statement.org/index.htm.