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Table 2 Criteria for rating the methodical quality of studies

From: Psychosocial interventions to support the mental health of informal caregivers of persons living with dementia – a systematic literature review

Criterion Score
Design
 Randomized 1
 Controlled 1
Subjects
 Use of standardized diagnostic criteria 1
 All subjects accounted for/withdrawals noted 1
Outcomes
 Well-validated, reliable measures 2
 Questionable/unreliable outcome measures 0
Statistics
 Statistical significance considered 1
 Adjustment for multiple comparisons 1
 Evidence of sufficient power 1
Results
 Blind ratings 1
 Follow-up 6 months or beyond 1
 Good quality > 7
 Poor quality < 5