Systematic Reviews
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World J Orthop. May 18, 2015; 6(4): 400-408
Published online May 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i4.400
Table 1 Modified Coleman Methodology Scoring system used to assess methodological quality of the studies included in this review
Only one score to be given for each of 7 sections
Study size< 200
> 10010
Mean follow up< 12 mo0
12-36 mo4
37-60 mo7
> 61 mo10
Surgical or conservative approachDifferent approach used and outcome no reported separately0
Different approaches used and outcome reported separately7
Single approach used10
Type of studyRetrospective cohort0
Prospective cohort10
Randomised controlled trial15
Description of indications/diagnosisDescribed without % specified0
Described with % specified5
Description of surgical or conservative techniqueInadequate (not stated, unclear)0
Fair (technique only stated)5
Adequate (technique stated, details of surgical or conservative procedure given)10
Description of postoperative rehabilitationDescribed5
Not described0
Scores may be given for each option in each of the 3 sections if applicable
Outcome criteriaOutcome measures clearly defined2
Timing of outcome assessment clearly stated2
Use of outcome criteria that has reported reliability3
General heath measure included3
Procedure of assessing outcomesParticipants recruited5
Investigator independent of surgeon4
Written assessment3
Completion of assessment by patients themselves with minimal investigator assistance3
Description of subject selectionSelection criteria reported and unbiased5
Recruitment rate reported > 90%5
≤ 90%0