The GRADE evidence quality for each outcome

Number of studies Number of patients Quality assessment Quality
ROB Inconsistency Indirectness Imprecision Publication bias
Incidence of postherpetic neuralgia at 3 mo after acute herpes zoster 26 3,072 Not serious Not serious Serious Not serious Not serious ⨁⨁⨁◯Moderate
Incidence of postherpetic neuralgia at 1 mo after acute herpes zoster 19 2,492 Not serious Not serious Serious Not serious Not serious ⨁⨁⨁◯Moderate
Incidence of postherpetic neuralgia at 6 mo after acute herpes zoster 17 2,502 Not serious Not serious Serious Not serious Not serious ⨁⨁⨁◯Moderate
Pain score measured at 3 mo after acute herpes zoster 9 1,225 Not serious Not serious Serious Serious Not serious ⨁⨁◯◯Low
Pain score measured at 1 mo after acute herpes zoster 15 2,385 Not serious Not serious Serious Not serious Not serious ⨁⨁⨁◯Moderate

GRADE: Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation, ROB: risk of bias.

Korean J Pain 2021;34:509~533 https://doi.org/10.3344/kjp.2021.34.4.509
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