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Table 5 Methodological quality assessment scores for the included studies

From: A systematic review of studies using pedometers as an intervention for musculoskeletal diseases

Study A B C D E F G H I J Total
Ng, Heesch et al.[50] + + + + - - + + + ? 7
Talbot et al.[51] + + + + - ? + - + - 6
McDonough et al.[53] + + + + - ? + + + + 8
Krein et al.[54] + + + + + + + + + + 10
Hiyama et al.[55] + + + + + + + - - + 8
Fontaine and Haaz[49] ? + + - ? ? + - ? ? 3
Toda et al.[52] ? + + + + ? + - - ? 5
  1. A: Randomization, B: Control condition, C: Research groups comparable at commencement, D: Dropout described and acceptable, E: measurements blinded, G: Respondent blinded, H: length of the follow-up, I: Intention to treat-analysis, J: Control for potential confounders.