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Table 1 A check-list based quality assessment of Burke et al

From: No short-cut in assessing trial quality: a case study

Feature Assessment Feature Assessment
1. Study Question & Population Defined 12. Patient, Care Giver & Assessor Blinded
2. Treatment & Placebo Described 13. Informed Consent Obtained
3. Inclusion Criteria Specified 14. Statistical Method Specified
4. Exclusion Criteria Specified 15. Statistician Author* No
5. Main Outcome Measures Listed, Many 16. Intent to Treat Analysis Performed
6. Multipractice Study Yes 17. Baseline Characteristics Reported
7. Sample Size & Power Calculated 18. Groups Similar at Baseline Mostly
8. Missing Data & Losses Allowed For 19. Dropouts Reported Yes
9. Randomization Method Described 20. Dropout Rate Below 10%
10. Central Randomization Yes 21. Reasons for Dropouts Given
11. Randomization Concealment Adequate 22. Findings Support Conclusion 3 Apparently
  1. Note: Assessment done by the author with criteria from [19]; * Statistician acknowledged.