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Table 1 Quality assessment of included trials

From: The effectiveness of extra corporeal shock wave therapy for plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author randomisation sequence allocation concealment Assessor blind Patient blind Loss to follow up at trial end Intention to treat Quality score
Abt et al [21] No No Yes Yes 11% No 3
Buch et al [27] Yes Yes Yes Yes 4% No 5
Buchbinder et al [10] Yes No Yes Yes 6% Yes 5
Cosentino et al [33] No No Yes Not stated Not stated No 1
Haake et al [11] Yes Yes Yes Yes 16% Yes 6
Krischek et al [22] No No No Not stated 6% No 1
Ogden et al [28] No No Yes Yes 1.5% No 3
Rompe et al [32] No No Yes Yes 16% No 3
Rompe et al [30] No No No Yes Not stated No 1
Rompe et al [31] No No Yes Yes 20% No 3
Speed et al [12] No No Yes Yes 14% Yes 4