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Table 3 Quality appraisal checklist and total quality score for included quantitative studies

From: Acceptability of predictive testing for ischemic heart disease in those with a family history and the impact of results on behavioural intention and behaviour change: a systematic review

Criteriaa Claassen et al [59] Imes et al [60] Stocks et al [61] Sanderson and Michie [58] Sanderson et al [57]
Question / objective sufficiently described? 2 2 2 2 2
Study design evident and appropriate? 2 2 1 2 2
Method of subject/comparison group selection or input variables described and appropriate? 2 2 2 2 2
Subject characteristics sufficiently described? 2 2 2 2 2
If interventional and random allocation was possible, was it described? N/A N/A 2 2 N/A
If interventional and blinding of investigators was possible, was it reported? N/A N/A 0 0 N/A
If interventional and blinding of subjects was possible, was it reported? N/A N/A 1 0 N/A
Outcome and (if applicable) exposure measure(s) well defined and robust to measurement / misclassification bias? 2 2 2 2 2
Sample size appropriate? 0 0 1 2 2
Analytic methods described/justified and appropriate? 2 2 2 2 2
Some estimate of variance is reported for the main results? 1 2 2 1 2
Controlled for confounding? 1 0 1 2 N/A
Results reported in sufficient detail? 2 2 2 2 2
Conclusions supported by the results? 2 2 2 2 2
Total score (%) 82% 82% 79% 82% 100%
  1. aYes = 2, Partial = 1, No = 0, or not applicable (N/A). Summary score calculated as: ((number of yes × 2) + (number of partials ×1))/(28-(number of N/A × 2))