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Table 1 Brief summary of systematic reviews included in pilot evaluation

From: A checklist designed to aid consistency and reproducibility of GRADE assessments: development and pilot validation

Author Title Intervention type Topic area
AHRQ [20] Comparative effectiveness review 86: treatment for restless legs syndrome Pharmacological Neurology
Amato et al. [21] Methadone at tapered doses for the management of opioid withdrawal Pharmacological Tobacco, drugs and alcohol
Andrews et al. [22] Interventions to influence consulting and antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis Psychosocial Respiratory infections
Andrews et al. [23] Computer therapy for the anxiety and depressive disorders is effective, acceptable and practical health care: a meta-analysis Computer delivered psychological Mental health
Birks [24] Cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease Pharmacological Neurology
Cape et al. [25] Brief psychological therapies for anxiety and depression in primary care: meta-analysis and meta-regression Psychological Mental health
Chen et al. [26] Gefitinib or erlotinib as maintenance therapy in patients with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer Pharmacological Cancer
Cipriani et al. [27] Escitalopram versus other antidepressive agents for depression Pharmacological Mental health
Eaton et al. [28] Meta-analysis of single-session behavioural interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections: implications for bundling prevention packages Psychosocial Infectious disease
Eggington et al. [29] Care management for type 2 diabetes in the United States: a systematic review and meta-analysis Service Endocrine and metabolic
Eyding et al. [30] Reboxetine for acute treatment of major depression: systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished placebo and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor controlled trials Pharmacological Mental health
Gould et al. [31] Efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in older people: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials Psychological Mental health
Harkness et al. [32] Identifying psychosocial interventions that improve both physical and mental health in patients with diabetes Psychosocial Mental health and endocrine and metabolic
Huedo-Medina et al. [33] Efficacy of HIV prevention interventions in Latin American and Caribbean nations 1995-2008: a meta-analysis Psychosocial Infectious disease
Johnston et al. [34] Probiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis Probiotics Infectious disease
Makani et al. [35] Efficacy and safety of dual blockade of the rennin-angiotensin system: meta-analysis of randomised trials Pharmacological Heart and circulation
Minns Lowe et al. [36] Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Physical Rheumatology
Nelson et al. [37] A systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled antidepressant studies in people with depression and dementia Pharmacological Mental health and neurology
Perez-Mana et al. [38] Efficacy of indirect dopamine agonists for psychostimulant dependence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Pharmacological Tobacco, drugs and alcohol
Pinto et al. [39] Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis Pharmacological Rheumatology
Preiss et al. [40] Lipid-modifying therapies and risk of pancreatitis: a meta-analysis Pharmacological Heart and circulation
Rayner et al. [41] Antidepressants for depression in physically ill people Pharmacological Mental health
Skapinakis et al. [42] Efficacy and acceptability of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for the treatment of depression in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Pharmacological Mental health and neurology
Soomro et al. [43] Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) versus placebo for obsessive compulsive disorder Pharmacological Mental health
Wang et al. [44] Effect of long-acting beta-agonists on the frequency of COPD exacerbations: a meta-analysis. Pharmacological Respiratory infections
Wardlaw et al. [45] Thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke Pharmacological Neurology
Ye et al. [46] Bevacizumab in the treatment of ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis from four phase III randomized controlled trials Pharmacological Cancer
Zhang et al. [47] Capecitabine plus oxaliplatin compared with 5-fluorouracil plus oxaliplatin in metastatic colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Pharmacological Cancer
Zhong [48] Chemotherapy plus best supportive care versus best supportive care in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Pharmacological Cancer