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 al 51 YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes5
Buttner et al 39 YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYes6
Field et al 40 YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYes5
Field et al 41 YesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYes4
Hallgren et al 56 YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes4
Ikai et al 52 YesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes6
Ikai et al 53 YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes7
Jindani et al 42 YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes4
Lin et al, 201554 YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes6
Mitchell et al 43 YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes4
Prathikanti et al 44 YesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYes7
Reinhardt et al 45 YesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYes6
Sarubin et al 55 NoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYes6
Uebelacker et al 46 YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes7
Uebelacker et al 47 YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYes5
Van der Kolk et al 49 YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes7
Varambally et al 50 YesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes6
Visceglia et al 19 YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes5
Weinstock et al 48 YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYes5
  • PEDro, Physiotherapy Evidence Database.