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Table 2 Results of quality assessment of studies on mortality or sequelae after bacterial meningitis.

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

Study Study participation Study attrition Measurement of prognostic factors Measurement of outcomes Statistical analysis and presentation Quality score
(points)
Quality:
+ = high
+/- = moderate
- = low
Koomen et al., 2004 [5] 15 12.5 10 12.5 12.5 62.5 +
Lovera et al., 2005 [33] 13.5 7.5 12.5 10 12.5 56 +/-
Roine et al., 2008 [35] 15 10 7.5 7.5 15 55 +/-
Oostenbrink et al., 2002 [21] 15 7.5 10 10 12.5 55 +/-
Pelkonen et al., 2009 [6] 12 10 12.5 7.5 12.5 54.5 +/-
Forsyth et al., 2004 [18] 10.5 10 7.5 15 10 53 +/-
Biesheuvel et al., 2006 [24] 12 7.5 10 10 12.5 52 +/-
Pagliano et al., 2007 [19] 12 5 12.5 10 12.5 52 +/-
Koomen et al., 2003 [7] 15 7.5 10 7.5 10 50 +/-
Woolley et al., 1999 [9] 12 5 7.5 12.5 12.5 49.5 +/-
Klinger et al., 2000 [31] 13.5 7.5 7.5 10 10 48.5 +/-
Singhi et al., 2007 [15] 13.5 5 5 12.5 12.5 48.5 +/-
Kornelisse et al., 1995 [8] 10.5 5 10 10 12.5 48 +/-
Fakhir et al., 1992 [27] 12 7.5 7.5 12.5 7.5 47 +/-
Akpede et al., 1999 [16] 10.5 7.5 10 10 7.5 45.5 +/-
Kaaresen et al., 1995 [29] 13.5 7.5 7.5 5 10 43.5 -
Kutz et al., 2006 [14] 13.5 5 7.5 7.5 10 43.5 -
Pikis et al., 1996 [20] 13.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 43.5 -
Pomeroy et al., 1990 [34] 15 5 5 10 7.5 42.5 -
Wasier et al., 2005 [37] 10.5 5 7.5 7.5 10 40.5 -
Grimwood et al., 1996 [12] 7.5 5 7.5 12.5 7.5 40 -
Edwards et al., 1985 [17] 10.5 7.5 7.5 10 2.5 38 -
Letson et al., 1992 [32] 10.5 5 5 10 7.5 38 -
Chao et al., 2008 [26] 12 2.5 5 7.5 5 32 -
Johnson et al. 2007 [28] 12 2.5 5 7.5 5 32 -
Bortolussi et al., 1978 [25] 10.5 5 2.5 7.5 5 30.5 -
Antilla et al., 1994 [22] 7.5 2.5 7.5 7.5 2.5 27.5 -
Kirimi et al., 2003 [30] 7.5 5 7.5 2.5 5 27.5 -
Valmari et al., 1987 [36] 4.5 2.5 5 5 7.5 24.5 -
Herson et al., 1977 [13] 4.5 2.5 5 2.5 5 19.5 -
Bhat et al., 1987 [23] 4.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 5 17 -