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Table 6 Outcome measures’ quality assessment checklist

From: Prevention of cervical cancer in HIV-seropositive women from developing countries: a systematic review protocol

Methods of screening/prevention Assessment criteria Studies fulfilling criteria Studies not fulfilling criteria
Pap smear Clinical definition   
Technical investigation   
Definition of abnormal results   
Visual inspection with acetic acid Clinical definition   
Technical investigation   
Definition of abnormal results   
HPV vaccination Clinical definition   
Technical investigation   
Definition of abnormal results   
Other prevention/screening methods Clinical definition   
Technical investigation   
Definition of abnormal results