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Table 2 Correlation between the AGREE I and AGREE II domains

From: Evaluation of clinical practice guidelines using the AGREE instrument: comparison between data obtained from AGREE I and AGREE II

  AGREE I AGREE II
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Average 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Overall guideline assessment
AGREE I
 1. Scope and purpose 1.000 0.144 0.366** 0.162 − 0.077 0.172 0.371** 0.332** 0.758** 0.197 0.365** 0.100 − 0.051 0.156 0.368** 0.328**
 2. Stakeholder involvement   1.000 0.121 0.352** 0.106 − 0.059 0.302* 0.308* 0.113 0.708** 0.107 0.229 0.248* − 0.079 0.233 0.114
 3. Rigour of development    1.000 0.428** 0.243* 0.491** 0.938** 0.849** 0.260* 0.013 0.982** 0.483** 0.263* 0.491** 0.943** 0.736**
 4. Clarity of presentation     1.000 0.122 0.069 0.524** 0.502** 0.243* 0.337** 0.397** 0.702** 0.333** 0.106 0.497** 0.339**
 5. Applicability      1.000 0.146 0.423** 0.505** − 0.042 0.007 0.171 0.106 0.919** 0.141 0.361** 0.011
 6. Editorial independence       1.000 0.561** 0.647** − 0.008 0.167 0.484** 0.079 0.181 0.971** 0.575** 0.464**
 Total        1.000 0.968** 0.268* 0.278* 0.905** 0.524** 0.473** 0.561** 0.978** 0.685**
 Average         1.000 0.211 0.302* 0.810** 0.468** 0.552** 0.646** 0.937** 0.628**
AGREE II
 1. Scope and purpose          1.000 0.174 0.276* 0.251* − 0.004 0.001 0.303* 0.183
 2. Stakeholder involvement           1.000 0.161 0.289** 0.129 0.159 0.316** 0.247*
 3. Rigour of development            1.000 0.501** 0.182 0.479** 0.938** 0.771**
 4. Clarity of presentation             1.000 0.155 0.092 0.570** 0.492**
 5. Applicability              1.000 0.189 0.403** 0.033
 6. Editorial independence               1.000 0.575** 0.445**
 Total                1.000 0.746**
 Overall guideline assessment                 1.000
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01