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Review Article

Effects of Photobiomodulation Therapy on Oxidative Stress in Muscle Injury Animal Models: A Systematic Review

Table 1

Representation of the quality rating scale items for animal/tissue research scale (QATRS).

Yes (2)Partial (1)No (0)

(1) Animals/tissue samples were randomly allocated to groups.
(2) The animals/tissue samples were similar across comparison groups.
(3) The tissue/animal model study was appropriate for the biological properties/questions being evaluated.
(4) The animal model used was appropriate to make inferences in terms of human application? (tissue similar to, or is human tissue).
(5) Objective measurements were performed using sufficient standardization of measurement techniques and appropriate instrumentation.
(6) Reliability of measurements was reported or referenced to indicate sufficient consistency of the outcomes analyzed.
(7) Are all animals entered into the study accounted for? (All were analyzed or reasons for withdrawal were noted).
(8) 90% of the animals entered were included in the data analysis.
(9) The between group/time statistical comparisons used appropriate statistical methods.
(10) Measures of variability and confidence intervals were provided to indicate the range/size of the effects observed.
Total score (/20)

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