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Table 2 Quality appraisal /risks of bias of included studies (PEDro Tool)

From: Effects of physical exercises on inflammatory biomarkers and cardiopulmonary function in patients living with HIV: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Study Sources/Potential sources of biasa Score quality
Eligibility criteria Random allocation Concealed allocation Baseline similarity Blind subject Blind therapists Blind accessor Measures of key outcomes Intention to treat Between group Point measure & variability
Aweto et al. [66] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod.
Bonato et al. [59] Yes No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes 4/10 Low
Dolan et al. [36] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 6/10 Mod.
Dudgeon et al. [61] Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes 4/10 Low
Dudgeon et al. [60] Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes 4/10 Low
Ezema et al. [67] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod.
Farina-tti et al. [68] Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7/10 Mod.
Hand et al. [69] Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod.
Mangona et al. [70] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod.
McDermott et al. [65] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod.
Mutimura et al. [77] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod.
Patil et al. [73] Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod.
Pedro et al. [76] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes 6/10 Mod.
Pedro et al. [62] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7/10 Mod.
Perna et al. [72] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 6/10 Mod.
Roos et al. [63] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8/10 High
Smith et al. [71] Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7/10 Mod
Stringer et al. [75] Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes 4/10 Low
Terry et al. [74] Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes 4/10 Low
Vingren et al. [64] Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 5/10 Mod
Zanettiet al [80]. Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 4/10 Mod
Zanettiet al [44]. Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No 6/10 Mod.
  1. aThe quality of the included studies assessed using the PEDro scale