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Table 5 Format elements of reviewed guidelines

From: How can we improve guideline use? A conceptual framework of implementability

Domain/Element Statistic Overall
(n = 20)
Diabetes (n = 8) Hypertension (n = 4) Leg Ulcer (n = 3) Heart Failure (n = 5)
Adaptability       
Journal version n (%) 10 (50.0) 4 (50.0) 3 (75.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (60.0)
PDA version n (%) 5 (25.0) 3 (37.5) 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0)
Short version n (%) 9 (45.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (75.0) 2 (66.7) 4 (80.0)
Patient version n (%) 4 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (40.0)
Usability       
Table of contents n (%) 15 (75.0) 6 (75.0) 2 (50.0) 3 (100.0) 4 (80.0)
Number of pages mean 120.2 199.5 45.8 60.7 88.4
  med 72.5 95.5 46.0 46.0 80.0
  min 21.0 21.0 39.0 21.0 25.0
  max 878.0 878.0 52.0 115.0 163.0
Number of recommendations mean 71.7 120.8 10.5 41.3 60.4
  med 41.5 126.5 9.5 39.0 43.0
  min 8.0 24.0 8.0 20.0 9.0
  max 214.0 214.0 15.0 65.0 118.0
Recommendation summary n (%) 11 (55.0) 3 (37.5) 4 (100.0) 2 (66.7) 2 (40.0)
Recommendation algorithm n (%) 13 (65.0) 2 (25.0) 4 (100.0) 2 (66.7) 5 (100.0)
Validity       
Number of references mean 452.0 849.9 128.8 111.7 278.2
  med 230.5 247.0 80.0 83.0 252.0
  min 15.0 15.0 24.0 72.0 218.0
  max 3,487.0 3,487.0 331.0 180.0 347.0
Evidence graded n (%) 19 (95.0) 7 (85.5) 4 (100.0) 3 (100.0) 5 (100.0)
Evidence format narrative 15 (75.0) 6 (75.0) 4 (100.0) 2 (66.7) 3 (60.0)
  narrative + tabular 5 (25.0) 2 (25.0) --- 1 (33.3) 2 (40.0)