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Table 3 Studies authored or co-authored by FR Carrick that potentially would be suitable to report on effect or benefit of treatment: Sources of bias and methodological quality (method section)

From: Unravelling Functional Neurology: an overview of all published documents by FR Carrick, including a critical review of research articles on its effect or benefit

-Title of study
-Journal
-Yr of publication
Effect studies: Were study subjects shown to be blind to treatment (1 point), stated to be blind (0.5 point)
Benefice studies:
Were study subject stated to be naïve to treatment (1 point)
/1 point
-Was a random allocation reported?
(0.5 point)
-Was it stated that it was concealed?
(NA if no random allocation)
(0.5 point)
/1point
Were interventions well described?
/1 point
Was the assessor reported to be blind on all outcome measurement?
/1 point
Outcome measurement reported to be reliable or reproducible?
/1 point
Was the person who analyzed the data stated to be blind?
/1 point
Were losses and exclusion reported or obvious in results, tables or graphs?
/1 point
Total score
/7
The treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder with Auditory Neurofeedback: A randomized Placebo Controlled Trial Using the Mente Autism Device.
Front Neurol
2018
- No
- No
-Yes
- No
- YesQ-aire: NA
Posturography No
qEEG: No
- Q-aires: Yes
-Posturography: Unclear (“… proven [23] to exceed the metrological characteristics for clinical posturography recommended by the International Society for Posture and Gait Research [24].”
- qEEG: No
- No- Yes43%
0/10.5/11/10/10.5/10/11/13/7
Eye-Movement Training Results in Changes in qEEG and NIH Stroke Scale in Subjects suffering from acute middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke: a randomized control trial
Fron Neurol
2016
- NA
- No
- Yes
- Yes
- Yes- Q-aire: NA
- qEEG: No
(Introduction)
- qEEG: No
- National Institute of Health Stroke Scale: No
- No- Yes43%
0/11/11/10/10/10/11/13/7
Effect of tone-based sound stimulation on balance performance of normal subjects: preliminary investigation Biomed Sci Instrum
2015
Benefit study
- No
- No
- NA
- perhaps- No- Yes- No- No29%
0/10/11/10/11/10/10/12/7
The effect of off vertical axis and multiplanar vestibular rotational stimulation on balance stability and limits od stability
Funct Neurol Rehabil Ergon
2013
- NA
- No
- Yes
- No
- Yes- No- No- No- No21%
0/10.5/11/10/10/10/10/11.5/7
Effects of contralateral extremity manipulation on brain function
Int J Disabil Hum Dev
2010
- No- Yes
- No
- Yes- Yes- No- No- Yes50%
0/10.5/11/11/10/10/11/13.5/7
Posturographic Changes Associated with Music Listening
J Altern Complement Med
2007
Benefit study
- No
- Yes
- No
- Partially
(duration of exposure?)
- NoYes
(Introduction)
NoYes, but we could not verify the losses. Nevertheless, 0.5 point given as a benefit of doubt36%
0/10.5/10.5/10/11/10/10.5/12.5/7
Changes in Brain after Manipulation of cervical spine (Phase 2)
J Manipulative Physiol Ther
1997
- NA
- No (from CI)
- No- NA- Yes- Yes- Yes- NoYes57%
0/10/11/11/11/10/11/14/7