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Table 4 Methodological quality of quantitative studies

From: Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: an integrative review

Study 1a 2a 2b 2c 2d 3a 3b 3c 4a 4b 5a 6a 7a 8a Total score
Buist et al. (2005) [28] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 11/14
Seehusen et al. (2005) [27] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 13/14
Buist et al. (2006) [29] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 11/14
Leiferman et al. (2008) [19] Yes Yes Noa Yes Yes Yes Yes Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 12/14
Ververs et al. (2009) [22] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 10/14
Bilszta et al. (2011) [23] Yes Yes Noa Yes No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 10/14
Kean et al. 2011 [34] Yes Unclear Noa No No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 8/14
Glasser et al. (2016) [35] Yes Yes Noa No No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 9/14
  1. Keys:
  2. A Are the results valid?
  3. 1. Objectives:
  4. 1a. Are the objectives of the study clearly stated?
  5. 2. Design:
  6. 2a. Is the study design suitable for the objectives?
  7. 2b. Did the subject represent the full spectrum of the population of interest?
  8. 2c. Has ethical approval been obtained?
  9. 2d. Were measures used to contact non-responders?
  10. 3. Measurement and observation
  11. 3a. Is it clear what was measured, how it was measured and what the outcomes were?
  12. 3b. Are the measurements valid?
  13. 3c. Are the measurements reliable?
  14. B What are the results
  15. Presentation of results
  16. 4a. Are the basic data adequately described?
  17. 4b. Are the results presented clearly, objectively and in sufficient detail to enable readers to make their own judgement?
  18. Analysis
  19. 5a. Are the methods appropriate to the data?
  20. C Will the results help locally?
  21. 6 Discussion
  22. 6a Are the results discussed in relation to existing knowledge on the subject and study objectives?
  23. 7 Interpretation
  24. 7a. Are the authors conclusions justified by the data?
  25. 8 Implementation
  26. 8a Can any necessary change be implemented in practice?
  27. Rees et al. [21]
  28. aconvenience samples