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Table 2 AMSTAR

From: An overview of systematic reviews of complementary and alternative therapies for fibromyalgia using both AMSTAR and ROBIS as quality assessment tools

Author (date)
CAM
A priori design Two data extractor and consensus? Comprehensive literature search? Statement on inclusion of grey literature? Language? List of included and excluded studies? Characteristics of studies (tables) Quality of risk of bias Scientific quality of the included studies used appropriately in formulating conclusions? Methods used to combine the findings of studies appropriate? Test on heterogeneity? Likelihood of publication bias assessed? Conflict of interests stated? Sum of items with ‘yes’
Homeopathy
Perry 2010 No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 6
Boehm 2014 No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No No 5
Acupuncture  
Mayhew 2007 No Cannot answer No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No 3
Daya 2007 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 4
Langhorst 2010 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 8
Martin-Sanchez 2009 No Cannot answer No No No Yes No No Yes No No 3
Cao 2013 No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 7
Deare 2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 10
Yang 2014 No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No 6
Chiropractic
Ernst 2009 No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No 3
Herbal medicine
de Souza Nascimento
2013
No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No 4
Multiple CAM
Holdcroft 2003 No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No 4
Baronowsky
2009
No Noa Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No 3
Terhorst 2011, 2012 No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Cannot answer No No 5
De Silva 2010 No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Cannot answer No No 4
  1. aNot in study selection