Our assessment comprises a total of 38 items based on recommended standards for reporting completeness or methodological conduct. For this article, our assessment resulted in 18 items classified ‘as recommended’. To avoid an unfair calculation of items ‘as recommended’, whenever an item was not applicable to be assessed for a specific study, such response choices (‘Does not apply’) were counted as ‘as recommended’.
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