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Table 5 Quality assessment

From: Using eHealth to engage and retain priority populations in the HIV treatment and care cascade in the Asia-Pacific region: a systematic review of literature

STUDY Assigned design COMPONENT RATINGS GLOBAL RATING
Selection bias Study design Confounders Blinding Data collection method Withdrawals and dropouts
eHealth and HIV testing and linkage to care
Bourne et al Cross-sectional Moderate Moderate Strong Moderate Weak Weak Moderate
Zou et al Cross-sectional Weak Moderate Weak Moderate Weak Weak Weak
Cheng et al Cross-sectional Weak Weak Weak Moderate Weak Weak Weak
Ko et al Cross-sectional Moderate Moderate Strong Moderate Weak Weak Moderate
Minas et al Cross-sectional Weak Moderate Weak Moderate Weak Weak Weak
Pedrana et al Cross-sectional Moderate Moderate Weak Moderate Weak Weak Weak
Wilkinson et al Cohort Weak Weak Weak Moderate Weak Weak Weak
eHealth and HIV treatment adherence
Huang et al RCT Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Shet et al RCT Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Swendeman et al Cohort Weak Moderate Weak Moderate Weak Strong Weak
Tran et al Cross-sectional Moderate Weak Weak Moderate Weak Weak Weak
Uzma et al RCT Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Sabin et al. 2010 RCT Moderate Strong Strong Weak Strong Strong Moderate
Sabin et al. 2015 RCT Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Perera et al RCT Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
eHealth and HIV testing, linkage to care and treatment adherence
Mi et al RCT Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Weak Strong Moderate