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Table 2 Methodological quality of included studies (PEDro scale)

From: Effects of cardiovascular exercise early after stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis

Criterion Study ID
  Cunha_ 2002 Duncan_ 1998 Duncan_ 2003 Eich_ 2004 Katz-Leurer_ 2003A Katz-Leurer_ 2003B Katz-Leurer_ 2007 Letombe_ 2010 Outermans_ 2010 Tang_ 2009 Toledano- Zarhi_2011
Eligibility criteria specified§ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Random allocation to groups 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Concealed allocation 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Groups similar at baseline 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Subject blinding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Therapist blinding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assessor blinding 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
<15% dropouts 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
Intention-to-treat analysis 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Between groups statistics reported 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Point estimates and variability data reported 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total score (0/10) 4 7 8 8 5 6 5 6 6 5 6
  1. Abbreviations: § Criterion does not contribute to total score.