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Table 2 Methodological quality of included studies

From: Prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal disorders in elderly Brazilians: a systematic review of the literature

Study Quality criteria
  1 2 3 4 5
Alves[26] - - ? + +
Backer[27] - - ? + +
Cassettari[9] + - ? + +
Coimbra[10] - + ? + +
Dellaroza[5] - - + - -
Dellaroza[11] - - - + -
dosReis[12] - - ? + +
dosReis[13] - - ? + +
Giacomin[14] + + ? - -
Lacerda[28] - - - + -
Lima[15] + + ? + -
Lima-Costa[16]a] + + ? + -
Lima-Costa[16]b] + + ? - -
Lima-Costa[16]c] + + ? - -
Liposcki[17] - - ? + -
Machado[18] - - + - -
Menéndez[19] + - ? + -
Panazzolo[29] - - ? + -
Panazzolo[30] - - ? + -
Rey[20] - - ? + +
[21] + + + - -
Sampaio[25] - - ? + -
Santos[22] + + ? + +
Senna[23] + + + + +
Silval[24] + + + + -
  1. Legend: + = criterion was met; - = criterion was not met; ? = uncertain. (1) adequacy of sampling; (2) sample size calculation; (3) sufficient response rate; (4) low potential for recall bias; (5) use of a validated measurement to ascertain chronic musculoskeletal disorders.