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Table 5 Methodological quality assessment of cost-of-illness studies

From: Mapping evidence on the prevalence, incidence, risk factors and cost associated with chronic low back pain among adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic scoping review protocol

StudyWas a clear definition of the illness given?Were epidemiological sources carefully described?Were the costs sufficiently disaggregated?Were activity data sources carefully described?Were activity data appropriately assessed?Were the sources of cost values analytically described?Were unit costs appropriately valued?Were the methods adopted carefully explained?Were costs discounted?Were major assumptions tested in a sensitivity analysis?Was the presentation of study result consistent with the methodology of the studyTotal score