Journal of Obesity / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

The Obesity Paradox and Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of a Decade of Evidence

Table 1

EPPHP component and global ratings tool for quantitative studies.

(A) Selection biasStrong
1
Moderate
2
Weak
3

(B) Study designStrong
1
Moderate
2
Weak
3

(C) ConfoundersStrong
1
Moderate
2
Weak
3

(D) BlindingStrong
1
Moderate
2
Weak
3

(E) Data collection methodStrong
1
Moderate
2
Weak
3

(F) Withdrawals and dropoutsStrong
1
Moderate
2
Weak
3

Global rating for paper is as follows:
() Strong (no weak ratings).
() Moderate (one weak rating).
() Weak (two or more weak ratings).