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Authors’ Response to Letter to the Editor

Published:November 03, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.08.002
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      • Huang T.
      The beneficial effects of mind-body exercises for people with mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
      The selection of a risk of bias assessment has recently become a debatable question in meta-analytical research, especially when comparing the Cochrane risk of bias tool and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database scale. To this end, Moseley et al
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