Table 1

Quality assessment of included trials

Author

randomisation sequence

allocation concealment

Assessor blind

Patient blind

Loss to follow up at trial end

Intention to treat

Quality score


Abt et al [21]

No

No

Yes

Yes

11%

No

3

Buch et al [27]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

4%

No

5

Buchbinder et al [10]

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

6%

Yes

5

Cosentino et al [33]

No

No

Yes

Not stated

Not stated

No

1

Haake et al [11]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

16%

Yes

6

Krischek et al [22]

No

No

No

Not stated

6%

No

1

Ogden et al [28]

No

No

Yes

Yes

1.5%

No

3

Rompe et al [32]

No

No

Yes

Yes

16%

No

3

Rompe et al [30]

No

No

No

Yes

Not stated

No

1

Rompe et al [31]

No

No

Yes

Yes

20%

No

3

Speed et al [12]

No

No

Yes

Yes

14%

Yes

4


Thomson et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-6-19

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