Table 40Methodological quality of before-and-after studies on the physiological and neuropsychological effects of meditation practices

Quality componentsN studies (%)
Study population representative of the target population3 (3.8)
Method of outcome assessment is the same for pre- and post- intervention periods74 (93.7)
Outcome assessors were blind to intervention and assessment period2 (2.5)
Description of the number of study withdrawals12 (15.2)
Description of the reasons for study withdrawal6 (7.6)
Funding reported25 (31.6)

From: 3, Results

Cover of Meditation Practices for Health
Meditation Practices for Health: State of the Research.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 155.
Ospina MB, Bond K, Karkhaneh M, et al.

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