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Table 4 Domain scores and overall assessment of the guidelines

From: A critical appraisal of guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis using Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation criteria

Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation domain EULAR [6] Ottawa Panel [11] ICSI [9] CCC [8] AAOS [10] Schnitzer/ACR [7]
Scope/purpose (%) 56 67 78 44 56 56
Stakeholder involvement (%) 8 58 33 50 25 8
Rigour of development (%) 62 62 24 52 33 29
Clarity/presentation (%) 67 58 83 67 50 17
Applicability (%) 0 11 33 33 0 11
Editorial independence (%) 33 33 50 100 0 50
Overall quality assessment of the guideline Recommended Recommended Recommended Recommended Not recommended Not recommended
  1. AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; ACR, American College of Rheumatology; CCC, Canadian Consensus Conference; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; ICSI, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.