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Table 2 Evaluation of evidence. The studies are categorized as conclusive (total score 8–9), highly suggestive (total score 6–7), suggestive (total score 4–5) and inconclusive (total score ≤ 3)

From: Critically appraised topic for the most effective and safe treatment for canine generalised demodicosis

Reference Level of evidence Randomization Blinding Group size Similarity between groups Equal treatment of groups Follow up SCORE Categorization
[4] IIB 1 0 3 1 1 0 6 HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE
[5] IIC 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 SUGGESTIVE
[6] IIC 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 SUGGESTIVE
[7] IV 0 0 3 1 1 1 6 HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE
[8] IB 1 1 3 2 1 0 8 CONCLUSIVE
[9] IIC 0 0 3 1 1 1 6 HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE
[10] IIC 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 INCONCLUSIVE
[11] IIB 1 0 1 1 1 1 5 SUGGESTIVE
[12] IV 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 SUGGESTIVE
[13] IIC 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 SUGGESTIVE
[14] IB 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 SUGGESTIVE
[15] IV 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 INCONCLUSIVE
[16] IB 1 1 3 2 1 1 9 CONCLUSIVE
[17] IB 1 1 2 1 1 1 7 HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE
[18] IB 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 SUGGESTIVE
[19] IB 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 SUGGESTIVE
[20] IB 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 SUGGESTIVE
[21] IIC 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 SUGGESTIVE
[22] IC 1 0 1 2 1 1 6 HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE
[23] IC 1 1 3 1 1 0 7 HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE
[24] IV 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 SUGGESTIVE