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Table 2 Methodological quality of included articles

From: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of exercise on depression in adolescents

Article Eligibility criteria Random allocation Allocation concealment Baseline similarity between groups Exercise intensity control Blinded outcome evaluation Dropout rate < 15% Intention-to-treat analysis Statistical analysis comparing groups Point and variability measures Total score
Brown et al. (1992) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Roshan et al. (2011) 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 7
Hughes et al. (2013) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
Carter et al. (2015) 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 8
Wunram et al. (2017) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 6
Hilyer et al. (1982) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
MacMahon et al. (1988) 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
Bonhauser et al. (2005) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Mohammadi (2011) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
Jeong et al. (2005) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Khalsa et al. (2012) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 7
Noggle et al. (2012) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Velasquez et al. (2015) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
Butzer et al. (2016) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
Costigan et al. (2016) 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 7