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Table 1 Quality of report assessment items

From: Protocol registration improves reporting quality of systematic reviews in dentistry

#Assessed characteristics
1SR or meta-analysis in title/abstract
2Eligible publication status reported
3Eligible languages reported
4Eligible study designs reported
5Both start and end years of search reported
6Full Boolean search strategy reported
7Screening method reported
8Data extraction method reported
9Risk of bias/quality of studies assessed
10Risk of bias/quality assessment method reported
11Review flow fully reported
12Excluded studies fully reported
13Total number of participants reported
14Outcomes specified in Methods section
15Primary outcomes specified
16Statistical heterogeneity assessed
17Publication bias assessed (or intent to assess)
18Harms assessed (or intent to assess)
19Both SR and study limitations reported
20Abstract conclusions incorporate limitations
21Source of funding of SR reported