Table D-1Quality assessment for included systematic reviews

Criteria for grading the quality of a systematic review (SR)Neumann, 2012Sobieraj, 2012Gomez- Outes, 2012Loke, 2011Ringerike, 2011Alves, 2011
Q1. Is a focused clinical question clearly stated?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q2. Are the search methods used to identify relevant studies clearly described?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q3. Was a comprehensive literature search performed?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q4. Was selection bias avoided?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q5. Was there duplicate study selection and data extraction?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q6. Were the characteristics of the included studies provided?YesYesYesYesNoYes
Q7. Was the scientific quality of the included studies assessed and documented?YesYesYesYesYesCan’t tell
Q8. Were the methods used to combine the findings of studies appropriate?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q9. Was the scientific quality of the included studies used appropriate in formulating conclusions?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q10. Was publication bias assessed?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Q11. Was the conflict of interest stated?YesYesYesYesCan’t tellYes
Q12. Are the stated conclusions supported by the data presented?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Overall qualityGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGood

From: APPENDIX D, CRITERIA USED IN QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

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