Table 1

Methodological quality of the studies included in the systematic review (PEDro scores)
Abdellaoui et al. 2011 [42] Gerovasili et al. 2009 [25] Gruther et al. 2010 [43] Karatzanos et al. 2012 [34] Poulsen et al. 2011 [44] Rodríguez et al. 2011 [45] Routsi et al. 2010 [35] Zanotti et al. 2003 [46]
Random allocation
Concealed allocation
Baseline comparability
Blinded subjects
Blinded therapists
Blinded assessors
Follow-up
Intention-to-treat
Between-group analysis
Point estimates and variability
Total score 7/10 5/10 6/10 4/10 6/10 8/10 4/10 4/10

PEDro, Physiotherapy Evidence Database.

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