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Table 1 Methodological quality of the studies included in the review as assessed by the Quality Index

From: Effect of children's shoes on gait: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author Reporting (score/11) External validity (score/3) Bias (score/7) Confounding (score/6) Power (score/5) Total (score/32)
Alcantara et al. [21] 7 1 4 1 4 17
Kristen et al. [15] 7 1 5 2 5 20
Lieberman et al. [25] 5 1 4 4 5 19
Lythgo et al. [7] 8 3 4 4 5 24
Moreno-Hernandez et al.[10] 7 1 4 3 5 20
Mueller et al. [22] 6 1 3 5 5 20
Oeffinger et al. [9] 6 1 5 1 5 18
Tazuke [26] 4 1 3 1 2 11
Wegener et al. [23] 8 1 5 4 5 23
Wilkinson et al. [20] 11 1 5 5 5 27
Wolf et al. [8] 8 1 5 2 5 21