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Table 3 CPG scores for iCAHE questions mapped against AGREE II domains

From: South African clinical practice guidelines quality measured with complex and rapid appraisal instruments

Domains iCAHE questions Disease specific guidelines Combination guidelines Guidelines by professional societies
Adult HIV Child HIV PMTCT Adult TB Child TB Malaria prevention Malaria treatment EDL IMCI Maternal PC101 Adult asthma Child asthma COPD Hypertension Type II diabetes
AGREE II domain 1: scope and purpose Q13 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1
AGREE II domain 2: stakeholder involvement Q11 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Q12 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1
AGREE II domain 3: rigour of development Q7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Q8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Q9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New iCAHE domain: currency Q4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
Q5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
AGREE II domain 4: clarity of presentation Q14 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
New iCAHE domain: summary Q3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
New iCAHE domain: availability Q1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Q2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Guideline % scorea 36 36 43 29 36 57 57 36 36 43 43 57 71 50 57 57
  1. 1 Yes (criterion was addressed), 0 No (criterion not addressed)
  2. aDomain percentage scores are calculated as the total number of yes questions divided by the total number of possible questions and converted into a percentage