TableĀ 2

PEDro quality assessment of included RCTs

StudyScore per PEDro itemTotal score
Exercise therapy
Ferber et al37111000001115
Combined intervention
Mason et al38110000101014
Rathleff et al39111100011117
Foot orthoses
Lewinson et al40110110010115
Mills et al41111110111119
Patellar taping and bracing
Osorio et al42111000000114
Other adjunctive interventions
Hains and Hains43011110111119
  • i=eligibility criteria; ii=random allocation; iii=concealed allocation; iv=baseline comparability; v=blind subjects; vi=blind therapists; vii=blind assessors; viii=adequate follow-up; ix intention-to-treat analysis; x=between-group comparisons; xi=point estimates and variability.

  • *Eligibility criteria item does not contribute to total score.

  • 0, no or unable to determine; 1, yes; PEDro, Physiotherapy Evidence Database; RCTs, randomised controlled trials.