Table E3Quality of studies addressing prevalence of comorbidities of interest

Author, YearSampling method adequateSample size > 100Response rate > 70%Inclusion/exclusion criteria specifiedValidated diagnostic criteria for comorbidityOperational definition providedFinal Score
Back Pain
Droz 201123++NA+-+Fair
Lamvu 200621++NA+--Poor
Grace 200524,25++-+--Poor
Sator-Katzenschlager 20057+-NA++NAFair
Williams 200426,27++++--Poor
Chung 200328++NA+--Poor
Zondervan 200129++++--Poor
Peters 199119++NA+--Poor
Depression
Stratton 20082,3++NA+--Poor
Lamvu 200621++NA++NAGood
Williams 200426,27+++++NAGood
Dysmenorrhea
Droz 201123++NA+-+Fair
Montenegro 200930-+++-+Poor
Pitts 200831++-+-+Poor
Grace 200524,25++-+-+Poor
Johnson 20049++NA+-+Poor
Chung 200328++NA+--Poor
Zondervan 200129++++-+Fair
Ling 199913++NA+--Poor
Gestrinone Study Group 199615+-NA+-+Poor
Vercellini 199317--NA+-+Poor
Dyspareunia
Montenegro 200930-+++-+Poor
Pitts 200831++-+-+Poor
Grace 200524,25++-+-+Poor
Johnson 20049++NA+-+Poor
Williams 200426,27++++--Poor
Chung 200328++NA+--Poor
Zondervan 200129++++-+Fair
Matthias 199632++++-+Fair
Ling 199913++NA+--Poor
Gestrinone Study Group 199615+-NA+-+Poor
Saravelos 199533-+NA+--Poor
Peters 199119++NA+--Poor
Headache
Stratton 20082,3++NA+--Poor
Peters 199119++NA+--Poor
Interstitial cystitis
Droz 201123++NA+-+Fair
Fenton 201134++NA+-+Fair
Paulson 200735++NA+-+Fair
Fenton 200836++NA++-Good
Irritable bowel syndrome
Droz 201123++NA++NAGood
Fenton 201134++NA+-+Fair
Fenton 200836++NA++NAGood
Lamvu 200621++NA+--Poor
Tu 200637-+NA++NAFair
Grace 200524,25++-++NAFair
Sator-Katzenschlager 20057+-NA+--Poor
Williams 200426,27+++++NAGood
Zondervan 200129+++++NAGood
Bodden-Heidrich 199938-+NA+--Poor
Migraine
Stratton 20082,3++NA++NAGood
Sexual dysfunction
Lamvu 200621++NA+--Poor
Verit 200639-++++NAFair
Grace 200524,25++-+--Poor
Williams 200426,27++++--Poor
Peters 199119++NA+--Poor
Vulvodynia
Droz 201123++NA+-+Fair
Fenton 201134++NA+-+Fair
Fenton 200836++NA+-+Poor
Lamvu 200621++NA+--Poor

From: Appendix E, Quality of the Literature

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