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Table 4 Quality assessment results against the Effective Public Health Practice Project Quality Assessment Tool for all included studies

From: A review of the nature and effectiveness of nutrition interventions in adult males – a guide for intervention strategies

Author/Date Selection Bias Design Confounders Blinding Data Collection Methods Withdrawals/ Dropouts Global ratings
Arao et al. (2007) Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Booth et al. (2008) Moderate Strong Moderate Moderate Strong Moderate Moderate
Braekman et al. (1999) Weak Moderate Moderate Weak Moderate Moderate Weak
Leslie et al. (2002) Strong Strong Moderate Strong Moderate Moderate Moderate
Morgan (2009, 2011c) SHED-IT Moderate Strong Strong Moderate Strong strong Strong
Morgan et al. (2011a) HDHK Moderate Strong Moderate Weak Strong strong Moderate
Morgan et al. (2011b) POWER Moderate Strong Moderate Moderate Strong Strong Moderate
Pritchard et al. (1997) Strong Strong Moderate Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Tilley et al. (1999, 1997) Strong Strong Moderate Weak Moderate Moderate Moderate