Table 1

Type of methodological quality assessment recommended to be used by Cochrane Review Groups. Values are numbers (percentages)

Type

Recommended (n = 50)


Component

41 (82)


Component explicitly recommended, reservations towards scales

16 (32)

Component explicitly recommended

18 (36)

Component recommended through quotation of Cochrane Handbook

3 (6)

Component assumed recommended as there was no information

4 (8)


Scale

9 (18)


Scale explicitly recommended

7 (14)

Scale optional

2 (4)


Lundh and G√łtzsche BMC Medical Research Methodology 2008 8:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-8-22

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