Table 2

Physiotherapy Evidence Database table for included reviews

TrialEligibility criteria specifiedRandom allocationConcealed allocation to groupsGroups similar at baselineBlinding of all subjectsBlinding of therapists who administered therapyBlinding of assessors who measured at least one key outcomeMeasures obtained for more than 85% of subjects/
adequate follow-up
Intention to treat analysisBetween group statistical comparisons reportedBoth point measures and measures of variability reportedPEDro score
Behere et al51YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes5
Buttner et al39YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYes6
Field et al40YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYes5
Field et al41YesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYes4
Hallgren et al56YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes4
Ikai et al52YesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes6
Ikai et al53YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes7
Jindani et al42YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes4
Lin et al, 201554YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes6
Mitchell et al43YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes4
Prathikanti et al44YesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYes7
Reinhardt et al45YesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYes6
Sarubin et al55NoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYes6
Uebelacker et al46YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes7
Uebelacker et al47YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYes5
Van der Kolk et al49YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes7
Varambally et al50YesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes6
Visceglia et al19YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes5
Weinstock et al48YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes5
  • PEDro, Physiotherapy Evidence Database.