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Table 3 Methodological quality of the studies

From: The effect of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs on skeletal muscle mass in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Author Year Cohort selection Comparability Outcome ascertainment Total score Quality
Article 1 2 3 4 1a 1b 1c 1 2 3   
Chikugo M et al. 2018 - 7 Good quality
Ferraz Amaro et al. 2011 No 8 Good quality
Metsios et al. 2007 No 7 Good quality
Tournadre et al. 2017 - No 6 Good quality
Toussirot et al. 2020 - - No 5 Poor quality
Al Khayyat et al. 2021 - - 6 Good quality
Vial et al. 2021 No 8 Good quality
Engvall et al. 2010 - No 7 Good quality
Marcora et al. 2006 - - 6 Good quality