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Table 3 Results of the quality assessment of included studies

From: Influence of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus on periodontal tissues during orthodontic tooth movement: a systematic review of animal studies

Study characteristics Li et al. 2010 [17] Braga et al. 2011 [16] Villarino et al. 2011 [20] Zhang et al. 2011 [21] Plut et al. 2015 [22] Arita et al. 2016 [15]
Title 1 1 1 1 1 1
Abstract 1 1 1 1 1 1
Introduction
 Adequate background 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Objectives described adequately 1 1 1 1 1 1
Method
 Ethical statement 1 1 1 0 0 1
 Blinding 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Description of animal groups 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Adequate experimental procedures 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Experimental animals 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Housing 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Appropriate sample size 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Randomization of animals 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Experimental outcomes 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Statistics 1 1 1 1 1 1
Results       1
 Baseline data 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Number analyzed 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Adequate outcomes 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Reporting of adverse effects 0 0 0 0 0 0
Discussion
 Adequate interpretation of results 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Clinical implications 1 1 1 1 1 1
Funding information 1 1 0 0 0 1
Total score (out of 20) 17 16 14 13 13 16