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Table 2 Results for the modified PEDro rating scale of methodological quality (Item one has been removed from the total score)

From: The effectiveness of manual stretching in the treatment of plantar heel pain: a systematic review

The PEDro Scale DiGiovanni et al [15] Hyland et al [17] Porter et al [14] Radford et al [19] Sharma et al [20] Wynne et al [18]
1) Eligibility criteria were specified YES YES YES YES YES YES
2) Subjects were randomly allocated to groups (in a crossover study, subjects were randomly allocated an order in which treatments were received) YES YES YES YES YES NO
3) Allocation was concealed YES NO NO YES NO NO
4) The groups were similar at baseline regarding the most important prognostic indicators NO YES YES YES YES NO
5) There was blinding of all subjects NO NO NO YES NO NO
6) There was blinding of all therapists who administered the therapy NO NO NO NO NO NO
7) There was blinding of all assessors who measured at least one key outcome NO NO NO NO YES NO
9) All subjects for whom outcome measures were available received the treatment or control condition as allocated or, where this was not the case, data for at least one key outcome was analysed by "intention to treat" NO NO NO YES NO NO
10) The results of between-group statistical comparisons are reported for at least one key outcome YES YES YES YES YES YES
11) The study provides both point measures and measures of variability for at least one key outcome YES YES YES YES YES NO
TOTAL SCORE OUT OF 10 (question 1, not included in total score) 4 5 4 8 5 2