Table 4: Score breakdown on the Delphi List for each study.

Author (year)RandomizedTreatment allocation concealedSimilar baseline characteristicsEligibility criteria specifiedOutcome assessor blindedTreatment provider blindedPatient blindedPoint estimates/
variability
Intention-to-treat analysisTotal

Rakhshani et al.
(2010) [31]
101*1100105
Satyapriya et al.
(2009) [32]
111*1100106
Sun et al.
(2010) [28]
0011000103
Chuntharapat et al.
(2008) [33]
1011000104
Narendran et al.
(2005) [30]
0011000013
Narendran et al.
(2005) [29]
0011000114

*All baseline characteristics were matched except for professional status.