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Table 8 Methodological score of selected reports

From: Radiologically determined orthodontically induced external apical root resorption in incisors after non-surgical orthodontic treatment of class II division 1 malocclusion: a systematic review

Methodological quality criteria DeShields [[32]] Hollender et al. [[33]] Eisel et al. [[34]] Taner et al. [[36]] Mavragani et al. [[40]] and [[37]] Liou and Chang [[38]] Martins et al. [[39]]
Eligibility criteria - clearly described (), adequate () ≠≠
Sample size - calculated (), adequate () ✘✘ ✘✘
Randomization/consecutive selection - stated ()
Blinding of assessor - stated ()
Intervention details - clearly described ()
Outcome measures - clearly described ()
Selective reporting - avoided ()
Adverse effects - described ()
Data analysis - appropriate ()
Point estimates and variability - exact p value (), variability measures, SD/CI () ✘≠ ✘≠
Quality score (percentage of total) 38.46 42.30 42.30 57.69 69.23 65.38 65.38
  1. Maximum number of  = 13. , fulfilled satisfactorily the methodological criteria (1 check point); ≠, fulfilled partially the methodological criteria (0.5 check point); ✘, did not fulfill the methodological criteria (0 check point).