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Table 1 Quality ratings and inter-rater reliability using the Modified PEDro Scale of reviewed studies (N = 23)

From: Physical therapies for Achilles tendinopathy: systematic review and meta-analysis

  Criteria  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14  Total 
Costa 2005     12
Tumilty 2008     12
Rasmussen 2008      11
Rompe 2007      11
Rompe 2008      11
Rompe 2009      11
Silbernagel 2007       10
Stergioulas 2008        10
de Jonge 2010         9
Chapman-Jones 2002          8
Herrington 2007          8
Mafi 2001         8
Chester 2008           7
 Roos 2004            7 
Knobloch 2007             7
Knobloch 2008            6
McAleenan 2010           6
Petersen 2007             6
Silbernagel 2001            6
 Mayer 2007                4 
Niesen-Vertommen 1992                4
 Norregaard 2007               4 
 Lowdon 1984                2 
Inter-rater reliability (κ) 0.62 1.00 1.00 0.73 1.00 1.00 0.90 0.88 1.00 0.62 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.94
  1. Listing in descending order of quality rating.
  2. Ticks indicate where a point was awarded for the criterion. Studies highlighted with bold and italic font were rated as having a high risk of bias.