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StudySequence GenerationAllocation ConcealmentOutcome Assessor BlindedPatient BlindingAttritionITT?Power CalculationBaseline Comparable
Forbes 2000Adequate; computer generatedunclear; not statedno not blindedno not blindedyesyesnoyes
Galovski 1998Unclear; not statedunclear; not statedno not blindedno not blindedyesnonoyes
Harvey 1989Unclear; not statedunclear; not statedno not blindedno not blindedno (≤ 20% dropouts)unclearnot statednot stated
Palsson 2002Unclear; not statedunclear; not statedno not blindedno not blindedno (≤ 20% dropouts)unclearnot statedno; significant difference in pain and bloating
Roberts 2006Unclear; not statedpartial; sealed envelopesno not blindedno not blindedno (≤ 20% dropouts)yesyesyes mainly; Age comparable; more males in intervention group (8/40 vs. 4/41); some differences in baseline quality of life scores
Whorwell 1984Unclear; not statedunclear; not statedno not blindedno not blindedyesunclearnot statedyes mainly; Bowel habit more severely disordered in patients on hypnotherapy

From: Appendix D, Quality assessment of studies

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