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Table 1 Quality assessment of included studies on “Quality of life of Arabic women with breast cancer”

From: Quality of life in Arab women with breast cancer: a review of the literature

Author/Reference Relevant to this SR Aims clearly stated Appropriate study method Sample representative of target population Confounding and bias considered Good response rate? Were questions piloted/validated? Tables/figures understandable Can results be applied to local situation? Accepted as Type IV evidence?
El Sharkawi et al. [17] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Awad et al. [18] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (just for breast cancer patients) Yes
Alawadi and Ohaeri [19] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Masmoudi et al. [20] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mostafa et al. [21] Yes Yes Yes No ND Yes Yes Yes Yes No (type II)
Al-Naggar et al. [22] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Huijer and Abboud [23] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Denewer et al. [24] Yes Yes Yes No ND Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ba-Khubaira and Al-Kahiry [25] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jassim and Whitford [26] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jassim and Whitford [16] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ND (qualitative study) Yes Yes Yes
El Fakir et al. [27] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (not for other regional languages) Yes
Abu-Helalah et al. [28] Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes