Table 3

Methodological quality of studies

StudyMethod of randomisation performedTreatment allocation concealedSimilarity groups baselineEligibility criteria specifiedBlinding outcome assessorPoint estimates and measures of variability for primary outcomeIntention-to-treat analysesTotal
Adamsen et al25+++++++7
Courneya et al26+++++++7
Courneya et al27++++++6
Courneya et al28++++++6
Courneya et al29++++++6
Dimeo et al30++++++6
Goedendorp et al31++++++6
Milne et al32++++++6
Mutrie et al33++++++6
Andersen et al34+++++5
Cadmus et al35+++++5
Streckmann et al36+++++5
Oldervoll et al37++++4
Samuel et al38+++++4
Henke et al39+++3
Monga et al40+++3