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Table 3 Quality scoring summary of quantitative studies examining traditional medicine/traditional healer among populations in low- to middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region

From: A critical review of traditional medicine and traditional healer use for malaria and among people in malaria-endemic areas: contemporary research in low to middle-income Asia-Pacific countries

  Dimension of quality assessment*
Authors/year/country Methodology Reporting of participants’ characteristics Reporting of TM/therapy use Total score
Al-Adhroey et al. [52], Malaysia 2 (CD) 4 (FGHI) 1 (K) 7
Al-Adhroey et al. [44], Malaysia 1 (D) 2 (FI) 1 (K) 4
Al-Taiar et al. [42], Yemen 3 (BDE) 4 (FGHI) 0 7
Bell et al. [45], Philippines 3 (CDE) 4 (FGHI) 1 (K) 8
Borah et al. [46], India 1 (E) 3 (FGH) 0 4
Chaturvedi et al. [35], India 3 (BCD) 4 (FGHI) 1 (J) 8
Das and Ravindran [47], India 2 (CD) 4 (FGHI) 0 6
Davy et al. [53], PNG 3 (BCD) 4 (FGHI) 0 7
Gryseels et al., [36], Cambodia 2 (CD) 2 (FI) 0 4
Jian-Wei et al. [43], Myanmar 2 (BD) 4 (FGHI) 0 6
Joshi and Banjara [37] , Nepal 1 (B) 3 (GHI) 0 4
MacFarlane et al. [48], PNG 2 (CD) 4 (FGHI) 1 (L) 7
Nonaka et al. [38], Lao PDR 4 (BCDE) 3 (GHI) 0 7
Ohnmar et al. [49], Myanmar 2 (DE) 4 (FGHI) 0 6
Kyawt-Kyawt-Swe and Pearson, [39], Myanmar 1 (B) 4 (FGHI) 0 5
Sanjana et al. [41], Indonesia 3 (BCD) 4 (FGHI) 0 7
Shirayama et al. [50], Lao PDR 1 (D) 4 (FGHI) 0 5
Tangjang et al. [51], India 0 1 (I) 1 (K) 2
Wangroongsarb et al. [40], Thailand 2 (BD) 3 (GHI) 0 5
  1. *Codes refer to Table 2.