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Table 1 The study design and risk of bias of studies included in the meta-analysis

From: The change of health-related quality of life after minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis

The first author Study design Risk of bias
Sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding patient/personnel Incomplete outcome data Blinding outcome Selective outcome reporting Other source of bias
Barbour et al. [17] Cohort High High High Unclear High Low Low
Wang et al. [19] Cohort High High High Unclear High Low Low
Maas et al. [20] RCT Low High High Low High Low Low
Wang et al. [15] Cohort High High High Unclear High Low Low
Parameswaran et al. [16] Case series N/A N/A N/A N/A High Low Low
Nafteux et al. [18] Cohort High High High Unclear High Low High