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Table 2 Checklist for quality review of studies proposing ABT-methods

From: Wearable accelerometry-based technology capable of assessing functional activities in neurological populations in community settings: a systematic review

Criteria Salarian et al[42] Motoi et al[39] Zwartjes et al[45] Lau et al[34] Barth et al[31] Yang et al[43] Cancela et al[32] Moore et al[38] Dobkin et al[33]
Customized scale items
Internal validity method          
1. Baseline characteristics described 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
2. System and devices are clearly described 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
3. Measurement protocol is clearly described for each group to allow replication 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
4. Methods of analysis clearly described 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
5. Classifier(s) are evaluated 1 n/a 0 1 1 n/a 1 n/a 0
6. Statistical methods used to test reproducibility 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
7. Reported accuracy metrics 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
8. Reported confidence intervals for classifier performance 0 n/a 0 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0
9. Study limitations described 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
10. Interpretation of the results 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
Construct validity method          
11. Content validity 1 0 148 0 0 0 1 0 0
12. Criterion-related validity is obtained 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
13. Cross-validation (i.e. test and training set) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total score 9 4 8 9 8 6 5 6 7