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Table 2 Methodological evaluation of the included RCTs (PEDro scale [51])

From: The evidence base for physiotherapy in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome when considering post-exertional malaise: a systematic review and narrative synthesis

Author, year Random allocation Concealed allocation Groups similar at baseline Participant blinding Therapist blinding Assessor blinding Adequate follow-up < 15% missing Intention- to- treat analysis Between-group differences Point estimate and variability Total (0–10)
Chan et al. 2013 [70] Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 5–fair
Chan et al. 2014 [69] Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 6–high
Clark et al. 2017 [63] Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 6–high
Ho et al. 2012 [71] Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes 6–high
Kos et al. 2015 [64] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes 6–high
Meeus et al. 2010 [65] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7–high
Moss-Morris et al. 2005 [74] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8–high
Nùñez et al. 2011 [68] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7–high
Oka et al. 2014 [72] Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5–fair
Pinxsterhuis et al. 2017 [67] Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 6–high
Powell et al. 2001 [60] Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7–high
Sutcliffe et al. 2010 [62] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes 7–high
Taylor et al. 2004 [75] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8–high
Thomas et al. 2008 [61] Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes 5–fair
Vos-Vromans et al. 2016 [66] Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7–high
Wallman et al. 2004 [73] Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5–fair
Wearden et al. 2010 [59] Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7–high
White et al. 2011 [58] Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 6–high
  1. PEDro score: fair 4–5, high 6–10