Table 3

PEDro scores of the included studies

StudyItem PEDro scoreTotal score
Cibulka et al 198626++++++5/10
Kornberg et al 198927++++3/10
Lee et al 201128+++++4/10
Malliaropoulos et al 200429*+++++4/10
Reynolds et al 199530++++++++7/10
Sherry and Best 200431++++++++7/10
  • The total score was defined by the number of positive answers on questions 2–11 (0–10).

  • * Unable to contact research group for additional information; when the answer on a question was unclear, the item was scored negative.

  • Contact with research group for additional information to determine score on item 3.

  • PEDro, Physiotherapy Evidence Database.