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Table 5 Overview of posturography methodological quality assessments of all included studies and total score

From: Does postural stability differ between adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and typically developed? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Author/year Internal validity Score Statistical validity Score External validity Score Total score
1 2 3a 3b 3c 3d   4 5   6a 6b 6c 6d 6e
Sahli et al. 2013 [42] + + + + + 83 + 50 + + + + 80 71
Park et al. 2013 [43] + + 33 + 50 + + + + 80 54
de Santiago et al. 2013 [44] + + + + 67 + 50 + + + + + 100 66
Stylianides et al. 2013 [45] + + + + + + 100 + + 100 + + + + + 100 100
Gruber et al. 2011 [46] + + + + 66 + 50 + + + + + 100 72
Dalleau et al. 2011 [47] + + + + + + 100 + + 100 + + + + + 100 100
Valles et al. 2009 [48] + + 33 + 50 0 28
Beaulieu et al. 2009 [49] + + + + + + 100 + + 100 + + + + + 100 100
Zabjek et al. 2008 [50] + + + + + 83 + 50 + + + + + 100 78
Dalleau et al. 2007 [51] + + + + + + 100 + + 100 + + + + + 100 100
Simoneau et al. 2006 [52] + + 33 + 50 + + + 60 48
Chow et al. 2006 [53] + + + + + + 100 + + 100 + + + + + 100 100
Simoneau et al. 2006 [54] + + + 50 + 50 + + + 60 53
Allard et al. 2004 [55] + + + + + + 100 + + 100 + + + + + 100 100
Silferi et al. 2004 [56] + + 33 + 50 + + 40 41
Nault et al. 2002 [57] + + + + + + 100 + + 100 + + + + + 100 100
Chen et al. 1998 [58] + 17 50 + + + 60 42
Sahlstrand et al. 1978 [59] + + + 50 + + 100 + + 40 63
  1. Items indicate: Internal validity (1) reliability of outcome measures; (2) clear presentation of balance assessment; (3a) study controls for age; (3b) study controls for gender; (3c) study controls for height; (3d) study controls for body mass; Statistical validity (4) use of appropriate statistical tests; (5) adequate sample size; External validity (6a) Adequate information regarding age; (6b) adequate information regarding gender; (6c) adequate information regarding height; (6d) adequate information regarding body mass; (6e) adequate information regarding severity of curve (Cobb angle)