Table 3

Recommendations by Cochrane Review Groups for using quality assessments of individual studies in reviews. Values are numbers (percentages)

Approach recommended

All (n = 50)

Components (n = 41)

Scales (n = 9)


Analytical approach

28 (56)

20 (49)

8 (89)

Descriptive approach

1 (2)

1 (2)

0 (0)

No information

21 (42)

20 (49)

1 (11)


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

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