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Table 1 Level of evidence for evaluating the efficacy of exercise therapy in the management of osteoarthritis of the hip

From: Exercise therapy for the management of osteoarthritis of the hip joint: a systematic review

Level of evidence Definition
Strong evidence Generally consistent findings in multiple trials of high quality (QS = 21)
Moderate evidence Findings in one high-quality study and one other medium-quality trial or by generally consistent findings in multiple trials of medium quality
Some evidence Generally consistent findings in at least one trial of medium quality (QS > 13), and/or consistent findings in multiple low-quality trials
Insufficient evidence Findings from one low-quality trial or generally inconsistent findings in multiple trials
  1. QS = Quality rating.