Give 1 point for each of the following: |

a. The study is described as randomized |

b. The study is described as double-blind |

c. There was a description of withdrawals and dropouts |

Given 1 additional point if: |

a. For randomized studies, the method of randomization was described and is appropriate |

b. For double-blind studies, the method of blinding was described and is appropriate |

Deduct 1 point if: |

c. For randomized studies, the method of randomization was described and is inappropriate |

d. For double-blind studies, the method of blinding was described and is inappropriate |

Adapted from Jadad et al.

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