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Table 1 Methodological quality scores on the Delphi scale for each RCT study

From: Effectiveness and feasibility of early physical rehabilitation programs for geriatric hospitalized patients: a systematic review

Study Randomized Treatment allocation concealed Groups similar at baseline Eligibility criteria specified Outcome assessor blinded Care provider blinded Patient blinded Variability measures Intention-to-treat analysis Total (max 9)
Abizanda [16] 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 7
Asplund [17] 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Blanc-Bisson [18] 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
Counsell [19] 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
Courtney [20, 21] 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 7
De Morton [22] 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
Jones [23] 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
Landefeld [24] 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Laver [14] 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 7
Nikolaus [25] 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 6
Saltvedt [26, 27] 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
Siebens [28] 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
Slaets [29] 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4