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Table 1 Pilot test: Learning points of the course

From: Incorporating a gender perspective into the development of clinical guidelines: a training course for guideline developers

Course objectives Module* Number of statements Quote
1. Greater understanding of why attention to sex differences may be relevant in guideline development 1 14 "Gender does matter, but other forms of diversity can be relevant as well. It is right to consider these matters throughout the guideline development process".
2. Skills for determining whether sex differences are relevant to the topic of a guideline and for phrasing sex-specific key questions 2 4 With reference to the tool: "assessing with the help of criteria rather than 'unquestioningly doubling' key questions by gender".
3. Sex-specific search terms for locating literature in Medline, Embase and PsycInfo 3 4 "It is good to know that there are sex-specific search filters".
4. Information about other relevant sources for sex-specific information 3 1 "sources and knowledge"
5. Practical experience in how to focus on sex differences when appraising studies 4 4 "sex-specific checklist for literature assessment"
6. Practical experience in the critical reading of reported subgroup analyses 4 10 "very clear explanation of subgroup analysis"
7. Examples of various options for describing sex-specific information in guidelines 5 2 "different ways of including it in the guideline"
Other codes    
General methodology for integrating attention to sex differences in guidelines 1–5 14 "specific practical leads with which to work"
Other 1–5 5 "Discussion about the homework: the correct answers that were provided were too strict. It has to be put into perspective that the parts that I assessed as right were not obviously false".
Total   58  
  1. * Modules 1 to 3 were covered in the first session; the second session covered Modules 4 and 5. Statements from 12 evaluations of the first session and 10 evaluations of the second session.