Table 2

Quality evaluation bands

Quality evaluationJBI-QARI tool aggregate scoreDefinition
HighOver 7A study with a rigorous and robust scientific approach which meets most JBI benchmarks (perhaps 7 or more ‘Yes’).
MediumBetween 5 and 7A study with some flaws but not seriously undermining the quality and scientific value of the research conducted (perhaps 5–7 ‘Yes’).
LowUnder 5A study with flaws and poor scientific value (perhaps below 5 of the benchmarks met).
  • JBI-QARI, Joanna Briggs Institute Qualitative Assessment and Review Instrument.