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Table 2 Quality assessment criteria by study type

From: Preventing falls among older people with mental health problems: a systematic review

Randomised controlled trials all scored as Yes (+)/No (-)/Unclear
Sequence generation Was the allocation sequence adequately generated?
Allocation concealment Was allocation adequately concealed?
Blinding Was knowledge of the allocation intervention adequately concealed from outcome assessors?
Incomplete outcome data- Was this adequately addressed for each outcome?
Selective outcome reporting Are reports of the study free of suggestion of selective outcome reporting?
Other source of bias Was the study apparently free of other problems that could put it at a high risk of bias?
Uncontrolled before after studies all scored as Yes (+)/No (-)/Unclear
Selection bias Are the individuals selected to participate in the study likely to be representative of the target population?
Blinding Was knowledge of the allocation intervention adequately concealed from outcome assessors?
Detection bias Outcomes reported and measured in standardised way
Incomplete outcome data Was this adequately addressed for each outcome?
Selective outcome reporting Are reports of the study free of suggestion of selective outcome reporting?
Other source of bias Was the study apparently free of other problems that could put it at a high risk of bias?