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Table 1 Used (adapted) QUIPS list for scoring methodological quality of prognosis studies

From: Predicting sequelae and death after bacterial meningitis in childhood: A systematic review of prognostic studies

Criteria Score
  + +/- -
1. Study participation    
   • Target population 3 1.5 0
   • Sampling frame 3 1.5 0
   • Inclusion criteria 3 1.5 0
   • Baseline study population 3 1.5 0
   • Adequate study participation 3 1.5 0
2. Study attrition    
   • Proportion of population available for analysis 5 2.5 0
   • Outcome and prognostic factor information on those lost to follow up 5 2.5 0
   • Reasons and potential impact of subjects lost to follow up 5 2.5 0
3. Measurement of prognostic factors    
   • Definition of prognostic factor 5 2.5 0
   • Valid and reliable measurement of prognostic factor 5 2.5 0
   • Method and setting of prognostic factor measurement 5 2.5 0
4. Measurement of outcomes    
   • Definition of outcome 5 2.5 0
   • Valid and reliable measurement of outcome 5 2.5 0
   • Method and setting of outcome measurement 5 2.5 0
5. Statistical analysis and presentation    
   • Presentation of analytical strategy 5 2.5 0
   • Model development strategy 5 2.5 0
   • Reporting of results 5 2.5 0