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Table 1 Description of additional intervention items to be rated during the risk of bias assessment

From: Comparative evaluation of group-based mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment and management of chronic pain disorders: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis with indirect comparisons

Item Points Description Examples
Treatment adherence 1 Adherence to treatment protocol was measured by an independent evaluator.  
0 Measurement of treatment fidelity is inappropriate or not mentioned. If adherence was measured but was not conducted by an independent evaluator, a score of 0 will be assigned.
Therapist competence 1 Mention of therapists’ formal training in MBSR or CBT.  
0 Method of therapist competence is inappropriate or not mentioned. If formal training was omitted, a score of 0 will be assigned.
Home practice adherence 1 Home practice adherence was compared with outcome measures.  
0 Method of home practice adherence is inappropriate or not mentioned. If home practice adherence was not compared with outcome measures, a score of 0 will be assigned.