Table 1

Quality Assessment Results for Methodologically Moderate Relevant Studies (n = 10)

Author/Date

Selection Bias

Study Design

Confounders

Blinding

Data Collection Methods

Withdrawals/Dropouts

Global Rating


Forchuk, Maclure, Van Beers, Smith, Csiernik, Hoch et al., 2008 [82]

Weak

Strong

Strong

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Moderate


Kushel, Colfax, Ragland, Heineman, Palacio, & Bangsberg, 2006 [101]

Moderate

Moderate

Strong

Weak

Strong

Strong

Moderate


Larimer, Malone, Garner, Atkins, Burlingham, Lonczak et al., 2009 [83]

Moderate

Moderate

Strong

Weak

Strong

Moderate

Moderate


Milby, Schumacher, McNamara, Wallace, Usdan, McGill et al., 2004

Milby, Schumacher, Wallace, Frison, McNamara, Usdan et al., 2003

Milby, Schumacher, Vuchinich, Wallace, Plant, Freedman et al., 2004 [84-86]

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Moderate

Strong

Moderate

Moderate


Milby, Schumacher, Wallace, Freedman & Vuchinich, 2005

Kertesz, Mullins, Schumacher, Wallace, Kirk & Milby, 2007 [87,88]

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Moderate

Strong

Weak

Moderate


Rotheram-Borus, Desmond, Comulada, Arnold, & Johnson, 2009 [97]

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Moderate

Strong

Moderate

Moderate


Schwarcz, Hsu, Vittinghoff, Vu, Bamberger, & Katz, 2009 [98]

Strong

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Weak

Not Applicable

Moderate


Slesnick, Prestopnik, Meyers, & Glassman, 2008

Slesnick & Kang, 2008 [102,103]

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Weak

Strong

Moderate

Moderate


Tsemberis, Moran, Shinn, Armussen, & Shern, 2003

Padgett, Gulcur, & Tsemberis, 2006

Tsemberis, Gulcur, & Nakae, 2004

Gulcur, Tsemberis, Stefancic, & Greenwood, 2007

Greenwood, Schaefer-McDaniel, Winkel, & Tsemberis, 2005

Stefancic, Schaefer-McDaniel, Davis, & Tsemberis, 2004

[90-92,120-122]

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Weak

Strong

Strong

Moderate


Wolitski, Kidder & Fenton, 2007

Kidder, Wolitski, Royal, Aidala, Courtenary-Quirk, Holtgrave et al., 2007 [123,124]

Moderate

Strong

Strong

Weak

Strong

Strong

Moderate


Fitzpatrick-Lewis et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:638   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-638

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