Table 3

Physiotherapy Evidence Database scores of the reviewed studies

Reviewed studiesTotal scores1234567891011
Hewett et al21*3XXX
Soderman et al224XXXX
Heidt et al205XXXXX
Myklebust et al23*5XXXXX
Mandelbaum et al24*3XXX
Olsen et al257XXXXXXX
Petersen et al26*2XX
Pfeiffer et al27*2XX
Steffen et al287XXXXXXX
Gilchrist et al294XXXX
Kiani et al30*4XXXX
LaBella et al326XXXXXX
  • X, ‘yes’ score and blank, ‘no’ score. PEDro scale is optimised for evaluation of randomised control trails, thus the PEDro assessment score for the non-randomised control should be interrupted with caution. Studies with *Are not randomised trial. 1, Eligibility criteria specified; 2, random allocation of subjects; 3, allocation concealed; 4, similar groups at baseline; 5, blinding of subjects; 6, blinding of intervention providers; 7, blinding of outcome assessors; 8, outcomes obtained from 85% of subjects; 9, use of intent-to-treat analysis if protocol violated; 10, between-group statistical comparison; 11, point measures and measures of variability.