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Appendix B Table. Quality of Included Studies

  • Quality Question 1. Is the study based on a representative sample from a relevant population?
  • Quality Question 2. Are the criteria for inclusion explicit?
  • Quality Question 3. Did all individuals enter the survey at a similar point in disease progression?
  • Quality Question 4. Was followup long enough for important events to occur?
  • Quality Question 5. Were outcomes assessed using objective criteria or was blinding used?
  • Quality Question 6. If comparisons of sub-series, was there a sufficient description of the series and distribution of prognostic factors?
First Author, Year Quality 1: Quality 2: Quality 3: Quality 4: Quality 5: Quality 6: Total score
Baccarani, 200491 Y Y Y N Y N/A 5-Apr
Bhatia, 200327 N Y N Unclear Y N/A 5-Feb
Branford, 200333 Y Y Y Y Y N 6-May
Braziel, 200267 N Y Unclear Y Y N 6-Mar
Cervantes, 200337 N Y N N Y Y 6-Mar
Cohen, 200282 Y Y Y Unclear Y Y 6-May
Cortes, Giles, et al., 200369 Y Y Unclear N Y N/A 5-Mar
Cortes, Talpaz, et al., 20031 Y Y Y Y Y Y 6-Jun
Druker, Sawyers, et al., 200189 Y Y Y N Y Y 6-May
Druker, Talpaz, et al., 200166              
Drummond, 200392 Y N Unclear Unclear Y N/A 5-Feb
El-Zimaity, 200497 N N N Y Y Y 6-Mar
Fischer, 200277 N N N N Y N 6-Jan
Frater, 2003109 Unclear N Unclear Unclear Y N/A 5-Jan
Gardembas, 200338 Y Y Y Y Y N/A 5-May
Hahn, 2003 (2 full-text articles)60,61 Y Y Y Y Y N/A 5-May
Hochhaus, 200255 Unclear N Unclear Y Y Y 6-Mar
Hughes, 200311 Y Y Y Y Y Y 6-Jun
Huntly, 200351 Unclear N N N Y Y 6-Feb
Kantarjian, Sawyers, et al.,20022 Y Y Y Y Y Y 6-Jun
Karntarjian, Talpaz, et al., 200270 Y Y Y Y Y N/A 5-May
Karntarjian, Talpaz, et al., 200371 N Y N Y Y N 6-Mar
Karntarjian, Talpaz, et al., 200412 Y Y Y Y Y N/A 5-May
Kantarjian, Cortes, et al., 200290 Y Y Y Y Y N 6-May
Karntarjian, Cortes, et al., 200363 Y N Y N Y Y 6-Jun
Karntarjian, Cortes, et al., 200472 N Y Y Y Y Y 6-May
Kantarjian, O'Brien, et al., 200278 N Y N Y Y N 6-Mar
Kantarjian, O'Brien, et al., 200398 N N Y Y Y N 6-Mar
Kantarjian, O'Brien, et al., 200444 N Y Y Y Y Y 6-May
Kvasnicka, 2004111 N N N Y Y N 6-Feb
Lahaye, 200575 Y Y Y Y Y N 6-May
Lange, 2003102 Y N Y Y Y N 6-Apr
Le Coutre, 200373 Y Y Y N Y N/A 5-Apr
Marin, Goldman, et al., 200374 Unclear N Unclear N Y N/A 5-Jan
Marin, Marktel, Bua, et al., 200375 Y N N Unclear Y N/A 5-Feb
Marin, Marktel, Szydlo, et al., 200375 Y Y Y Y Y N/A 5-May
Marktel, 200399 Y Y Y Y Y N 6-May
McLean103 Y Y Y Y Y N 6-May
Merx, 2002105 Y Y Y Y Y N/A 5-May
Moravcova, 20049 N N Y Y Y N 6-Mar
Müller, 2003104 Y Y Y Y Y N 6-May
O'Brien, Giles, et al., 200379 N Y N Y Y N/A 5-Mar
O'Brien, Guilhot, et al., 200359 Y Y Y Y Y N/A 5-May
O'Dwyer, 200335 N Y Unclear Unclear Y N/A 5-Feb
O'Dwyer, 200496 N N Unclear Y Y N/A 5-Feb
Olavarria, 200384 Y Y N Y Y N 6-Apr
Paschka, 200310 Y Y Unclear Y Y Unclear 6-Apr
Rosti, 20048 Unclear Y Y Y Y N/A 5-Apr
Sawyers, 20023 Y Y Y Unclear Y Y 6-May
Shah, 2002108 N N N N Y N 6-Jan
Shimoni, 2003117 N Y N Y Y N/A 5-Mar
O'Sneed, 2003110 Y Y Y Y Y N 6-May
Soverini, 2004126 N N Y Y Y N/A 5-Mar
Steegman, 200393 N Y Y Y Y N/A 5-Apr
Stentoft, 20017 N Y Y Y Y N/A 5-Apr
Sureda, 20034 Y Y Y Unclear Y N/A 5-Apr
Talpaz, 200287 Y Y Y Unclear Y Y 6-May
Valeyrie, 200394 Y Y Y Unclear N N/A 5-Mar
Wang, 200348 N N N Y Y N/A 5-Feb
Wu, 20026 N N Y Y Y N/A 5-Mar

Abbreviations: N=No; Y=Yes; N/A=not applicable; Unk=unknown

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