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Table 1 Intervention reporting assessment criteria based on TIDieR [10] recommendations

From: Exercise for people with a fragility fracture of the pelvis or lower limb: a systematic review of interventions evaluated in clinical trials and reporting quality

Quality assessment criteria
Clear Necessary details reported
Unclear Some detail reported but did not satisfy the criteria fully
Not reported No reference to the reporting domain in study report(s)
Not applicable Reporting domain not applicable to the exercise intervention described
Domain of intervention reporting
When after injury Intended or actual timing for the start of the intervention after fracture or surgery explicitly stated.
Where done Location/s of where the intervention took place. Reporting home, hospital, rehabilitation centre was sufficient.
Who delivered Who administered the intervention (where applicable). Which recognised health professionals (e.g. physiotherapist/ physical therapist, occupational therapist) or for non-health professionals (e.g. administrative staff, trainer) additional information about training or expertise required.
Group/individual Intervention conducted in a group, individually, or both.
Duration of intervention Session duration (e.g. minutes) for supervised sessions and period of time over which intervention took place (e.g. weeks). Session duration of home programmes, and supervised sessions where only one exercise was performed and the specifics of the exercise are outlined, did not need to be reported.
Frequency of intervention How often the intervention was to be completed over a specific period of time i.e. the intended schedule.
Specifics of exercise prescription so would be reproducible The exercises, sets and repetitions for resistance exercises, duration for aerobic exercises, and exercise loading or intensity needed to be described in sufficient detail, or a reference provided that describes these in sufficient detail, that would allow the intervention to be reproduced.
Tailoring/modifications Any component of the intervention was explicitly stated to be adapted to the individual and how this was achieved was explained.
Adherence Completed intervention sessions expressed relative to the prescribed number of sessions for either the supervised or home component of the intervention where applicable e.g. 70% or 20/30, except pragmatic studies where the number of sessions was not prescribed but the number of sessions received by participants was reported.