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Table 3 Characteristics of included quality appraisal tools (QATs)

From: Evidence-based decision-making in infectious diseases epidemiology, prevention and control: matching research questions to study designs and quality appraisal tools

QAT (Reference) No. of questions or items Checklist (C) or scale (S)? Summary score? (yes/no) Validation? (yes/no)
Van der Worp [37] 9 C No No
NICE [47] 20 C No No
SIGN [39] 10 C No yes
Cho [30] 24 C yes Yes
Hoy [45] 10 C No Yes
Al-Jader [33] 9 S Yes Yes
SIGN [40] 16 C No Yes
NOS [44] 8 S No Yes
EPOC [50] 7 C No No
SIGN [41] 13 C No Yes
NICE [46] 27 C No No
Cochrane [35] 6 C No Yes
SIGN [42] 28 C No Yes
Loney [32] 8 S Yes Yes
Downs [31] 27 S Yes Yes
EPHPP [38] 20 C Yes Yes
CASP [36] 10 C No No
NICE [48] 15 C No No
SIGN [43] 20 C No Yes
NICE [49] 19 C No No
QHES [34] 16 S Yes Yes