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Table 3 Quality score for selected studies

From: A critical review of manual therapy use for headache disorders: prevalence, profiles, motivations, communication and self-reported effectiveness

Dimensions of Quality Assessment
Authors/Year Methodology Participant characteristics Reporting of MT use Total score
Ailliet et al, 2010 [65] A, B, C F, H I 6
Bigal et al, 2008 [19] A, B, C, D E, F, G, H   8
Brown et al, 2013 [69] A, B, C, D F, H   6
Brown et al, 2014 [61] A, B, C, D F, G, H I 8
Cherkin et al, 2002 [62] A, B, C, D F, G I 7
Cooke et al, 2010 [49] A, B, D E, F,   5
Coulter et al, 2002 [66] A, B, D F, G, H   6
French et al, 2013 [64] A, B, D F, G, H I 7
Gaul et al, 2009 [70] A, B, D E, F, G, H I 8
Gaul et al, 2011 [72] A, B, D E, F, H I 7
Gaumer G, 2006 [56] A, B, D F, H   5
Goksel et al, 2014 [73] A, B, D E, F, H I 7
Hartvigsen el al, 2003 [68] A, B, C, D    4
Kristofferson et al, 2012 [20] A, B, E, F, G I 6
Kristoffersen et al, 2013 [79] A, B, D E, F, I 6
Lambert et al, 2010 [77] A, D F, G, H I 6
Lyngberg et al, 2005 [1, 52] A, B, C, D E, F   6
Malone et al, 2015 [71] B, C, D F,   4
Ossendorf et al, 2009 [60] A, B, C, D F, H I 7
Rossi et al, 2005 [53] A, B, D E, F, H, I 7
Rossi et al, 2006 [58] A, B, D, E, F, H   I 7
Rossi et al, 2008 [59] A, B, C, D E, F, H   7
Rubinstein et al, 2000 [67] A, B, C, D F, H   6
Sanderson et al, 2013 [21] A, B, C, D E, F, G, H   8
S von Peter et al, 2002 [78] C, D E, F, G, H I 7
Vukovic et al, 2010 [48] A, B, C, D E, F,   6
Wells et al, 2010 [51] A, B, D F, G, H   6
Wells et al, 2011 [50] A, B, D F, G, H I 7
Xue et al, 2008 [55] A, B, D F, G, H   6
  1. Key: A-Sampling reported, B-Sample size >100, C-Response rate >75%, D-Low recall bias, E-Classification of headache type, F-Age and sex, G-Ethnicity, H-Socioeconomic status Scoring: 1-4 poor quality, 5-6 low quality, 7-8 moderate quality, 9-10 high quality