Table D-1Quality ratings for trials

Author, Year Trial NameWas randomization adequate?Was allocation concealment adequate?Were groups similar at baseline?Were outcome assessors masked?Were care providers masked?Were patients masked?Was overall attrition ≥20%?Was differential attrition ≥15%?Did the study use ITT analyses?Were outcome measures equal, valid and reliable?Quality Ratinga
Chapman, 20071
 NA
YesYesNoNoNoNoNRNRNRYesPoor
Cohen, 19992
 NA
NANANoYesNRNoYesNoNRYesPoor
Cohen, 20033
 NA
NANANoNRNoNRNoYesNRNRPoor
Dowling, 20054
 NA
YesNoNRYesNoNoNRNRYesYesFair
Dowling, 20075
 NA
YesNoNRNoNoNoNRNRNRNoPoor
Fritsch, 20096
 NA
YesNRYesNoNoNoNRNRNoYesFair
Hickman, 20077
 NA
YesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesFair
Holmes, 20078
 NA
NoNoNoNoNANoNoNoNoYesPoor
Jablonski, 20059
 Family Involvement in Care
NRNRNoNRNoNoYesNoNoYesPoor
Kovach, 200610
 NA
YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesGood
Lawton, 199811
 NA
NoNRNRNoNoNRYesNoNoNRPoor
Lord, et al. 1993{#7197NRNRYesNoNoNoNRNRNRNoPoor
Maas, 200412
 NA
YesNoYesNRNoNoYesNRNoYesPoor
McCallion, 199913
 NA
NRNRNoNoYesNoNoNRYesYesPoor
Moyer, 199614
 NA
No.NoNoyesYesYesNRNRNRMixedPoor
Reichenbach, 199115
 NA
YesNRYesNRNANANoNoNoNoPoor
Remington, 200216
 NA
YesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesFair
Robison, 200717
 Partners in Care
NRNRNoNRNoNoNoNoNoYesPoor
Rosswurm, 199018
 NA
NRYesYesYesNoNRNoNoYesYesGood
Schnelle, 1995 19NRNRNRNoNoYesNoNoNoYesPoor
Sloane, 200420
 NA
NRNRYesYesNoNoNoNoUnclear /NRYesFair
Tappen, 199421
 NA
NRNRNRYesNoNANRNRNoYesFair
Tosleand, 199722
 NA
NRNRYesYesNoNoYesNoUnclear /NRYesFair
Whall, 199723
 NA
NANoNRNRNRNRNoNoNoYesFair
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Rationale for poor quality studies can be found in Table 3.

Abbreviations: NA, not applicable; NR, not reported

From: Appendix D, Quality Assessment

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