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Table 3 Reasons for scoring poor methodological quality on the measurement property for assessing oral health per study

From: Measurement properties of oral health assessments for non-dental healthcare professionals in older people: a systematic review

StudyAssessmentMeasurement propertyReason for poor methodological quality
Andersson et al. (2002b) [25]ROAGContent validity- Target population not involved
- Not assessed if all items together comprehensively reflect the construct to be measured
Arvidson-Bufano et al. (1996) [26]MDS-RAIInter-rater reliability- Small sample size
- Only percent agreement calculated
Blank et al. (1996) [27]MDS-RAIInter-rater reliability- Unclear how many patients the dentist assessed
- Only percent agreement is calculated
- Other important methodological flaws in design or execution of study
Chalmers et al. (2005) [10]OHATContent validity
Criterion Validity
Test-retest
- Target population not involved
- Not assessed if all items together comprehensively reflect the construct to be measured
- Small sample size
- No ICC or correlation calculated
Cohen-Mansfield et al. (2002) [28]MDSInter-rater reliability- Small sample size
- No ICC or correlations calculated
- Other important methodological flaws in design or execution of study
Dickinson et al. (2001) [19]THROATContent validity- Target population not involved
Fjeld et al. (2017) [29]DHRContent validity- Target population not involved
Hanne et al. (2012) [30]ROAGCross-cultural validity- Only forward translation
Hawes et al. (1995) [31]MDSInter-rater reliability- Only percent agreement is calculated
Henriksen et al. (1999) [32]MPSIntra-rater reliability
Inter-rater reliability
- Small sample size
Kayser-Jones et al. (1995) [33]BOHSEContent validity- Target population not involved
Paulsson et al. (2008) [36]ROAGCriterion validity- Other important methodological flaws in design or execution of study
- Correlations or AUC not calculated
- Sensitivity and specificity not calculated
Simpelaere et al. (2016) [38]OHATIntra-rater reliability- Small sample size
- Only percent agreement is calculated
Yanagisawa et al. (2017) [39]OASCriterion-validity- No factor analysis performed and no reference to another study