Table 32bOverall grade of the quality of evidence in cancer studies addressing responsiveness to the needs and preferences of individual patients

1Protection against risk of bias (relates to study design, study quality, and reporting bias*High
*Mean Jadad score0.57
2Number of studies3
3Did the studies have important inconsistency?Yes
4Were the studies sparse?Yes
5Overall grade of evidenceLow

The Jadad scoring method, and rules for converting the numerical score to a rating for protection against risk of bias are described in the Quality Assessment subsection of Chapter 2, Methods.

The rules for assessing the quantity and consistency of a body of evidence, and combining that with the mean Jadad score to produce the overall grade are described in the Grading of the Evidence subsection of Chapter 2.

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