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Table 2 Quality evaluation of studies included in the meta-analysis

From: Prevalence of perinatal depression among HIV-positive women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study (first author, publication year) Clear study aims Adequate sample size (or justification) Representative sample (with justification) Clear inclusion and exclusion criteria Measure of mental health valid and reliable Response rate reported and losses reported Adequate description of data Appropriate statistical analysis Appropriate informed consent procedure Total score
Aaron et al. 2015 [36] 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 7
Bonacquisti et al. 2014 [25] 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
Chersich et al. 2008 [37] 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 7
Chibanda et al. 2014 [38] 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 7
Collin et al. 2006 [26] 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Cyimana et al. 2010 [39] 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 7
Dow et al. 2014 [40] 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
Malqvist et al. 2016 [27] 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Manikkam and Burns 2012 [28] 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Manongi et al. 2017 [29] 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
Mokhele et al. 2019 [41] 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Natamba et al. 2014 [30] 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Nydoo et al. 2017 [20] 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 6
Okronipa et al. 2012 [42] 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Osok et al. 2018 [21] 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 6
Rochat et al. 2011 [31] 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Rubin et al. 2011 [32] 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 6
Stewart et al. 2008 [43] 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 7
Stranix-Chibanda et al. 2005 [33] 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 6
Thomas et al. 2017 [34] 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 7
Tomlinson et al. 2018 [35] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9