Evidence Table 9Internal validity of systematic reviews

StudySearches through1. Search methods reported?2. Comprehensive search?3. Inclusion criteria reported?4. Selection bias avoided?5. Validity criteria reported?6. Validity assessed appropriately?7. Methods used to combine studies reported?8. Findings combined appropriately?9. Conclusions supported by data?10. Overall scientific quality (score 1–7)
Afilalo J, et al, 2007March 2006YesYesYesYesDescribed, but standarardized method NRUnclearMinimallyYesYes5
Afilalo J, 2008December 2007YesYesYesYesDescribed, but standarardized method NRNoYesYesYes6
Henyan N, et al, 20072006YesYesYesMinimalDescribed, but standarardized method NRUnclearYesYesYes5 to 6
Rogers S, 2007August 2004YesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnclearYes6
Thavendiranathan, et al, 2006June 2005YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes7
Brugts JJ, 2009November 2009YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes7

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