Table 4.

Study quality summary

TrialsBadger and colleagues (2007)Cadmus and colleagues (2009)Cadmus and colleagues (2009)Courneya and colleagues (2003)Courneya and colleagues (2007)Courneya and colleagues (2009)Culos-Reed and colleagues (2010)Daley and colleagues (2007)Dodd and colleagues (2010)Kaltsatou and colleagues (2011)Monga and colleagues (2007)Mutrie and colleagues (2007)Payne and colleagues (2008)Perna and colleagues (2010)Thorsen and colleagues (2005)
PEDro criterion
1. Eligibility criteria were specified.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2. Subjects were randomly allocated to groups.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3. Allocation was concealed.XXXXXXXXXXXX
4. The groups were similar at baseline regarding most important prognostic indicators.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
5. There was blinding of all subjects.
6. There was blinding of all therapists who administered the therapy.
7. There was blinding of all assessors who measured at least one key outcome.XX
8. Measurements of at least one key outcome were obtained from >85% of the subjects initially allocated to groups.XXXXXXXXXXX
9. All subjects for whom outcome measurements were available received the treatment or control condition as allocated, or where this was not the case, data for at least one key outcome were analyzed by ‘intention to treat.”XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
10. The results of between-group statistical comparisons are reported for at least one key outcome.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
11. The study provides both point measurements and measurements of variability for at least one key outcome.XXXXXXXXXXXX
Total criteria met (item #1 is not included in summary score)787777575677657

NOTE: Criterion #5 is typically not applicable to behavioral interventions of exercise.

Abbreviations: X, criterion is evidenced in article; —, criterion is not evidenced, not applicable, not coded, or could not be determined in article.