Table 2

Methodological quality assessment

StudyRandom allocationConcealed allocationBaseline similarityBlinding of participantsBlinding of therapistsBlinding of assessorsMeasures of key outcomes more than 85% of participantsIntention-to-treat analysisBetween-group statistical comparisonsPoint measures and measures of variabilityTotal
Bower et al29××××××××8
Cantarero-Villanueva et al38×_-×××××6
Naumann et al34×××××××7
Cantarero-Villanueva et al33×××××××7
Ergun et al42××××××6
Spahn et al35×××××××7
Chandwani et al36×××××××7
Courneya et al39×××××××7
Saxton et al32×××××××7
Steindorf et al30××××××××8
Rock et al6×××××××7
Schmidt et al41××××××6
Travier et al37×××××××7
Gokal et al40×××××5