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Table 1 Joanna Briggs Institute critical appraisal checklist for analytical cross sectional studies

From: Depressive symptoms and dietary non-adherence among end stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis therapy: systematic review

Sr .noCritical appraisal checklistYesNoUnclearNot applicable
1Were the criteria for inclusion in the sample clearly defined?√(28)   
2Were the study subject and the setting described in detail?√(28)   
3Was the exposure measure in valid and reliable way?√(25)√(3)  
4Were objective, standard criteria used for measurement of the condition?√(28)   
5Were confounding factors identified?√(12) √(16) 
6Were strategies to deal with confounding factor stated?√(7) √(19) 
7Was the outcome measured in a valid and reliable way?√(23) √(5) 
8Was appropriate statistical analysis used?√(28)   
  1. Critical appraisal
  2. Critical appraisal for cross sectional studies was done based on Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) check list. The appraisal showed that strategies to deal with confounding factors should be better addressed.