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Table 4 Study quality characteristics

From: Effectiveness of mobile electronic devices in weight loss among overweight and obese populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study (first author, year) Inclusion/exclusion criteria Randomization described Allocation concealment Blinding Intent to treat analysis Loss to follow up described Loss to follow up (%) Jaded scoring
Beasley (2008) [20] Yes Unclear No Unclear Yes Yes Not reported 2
Haapala (2009) [21] Yes Unclear Yes Unclear Yes Yes 27% - EG 3
35% - control
Patrick (2009) [22] Yes Unclear Yes No Yes Unclear Not reported 2
Burke (2012) [23] Yes Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes 13.9% - EG 3
13.2% - CG
Shapiro (2012) [25] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 30% - EG 3
18% - CG
Carter (2013) [24] Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes Yes 7% - EG 2
47% - CG
  1. EG: Experimental Group.
  2. CG: Control Group.