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Table 6 Content elements of reviewed guidelines

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

Domain/Element Overall
(n = 20)
Diabetes
(n = 8)
Hypertension (n = 4) Leg Ulcer
(n = 3)
Heart Failure
(n = 5)
  n % n % n % n % n %
Applicability           
Individualization 18 90.0 6 75.0 4 100.0 3 100.0 5 100.0
Communicability           
Patient informed care 10 50.0 4 50.0 2 50.0 1 33.3 3 60.0
Accommodation           
Objectives:           
Clinical 20 100. 8 100. 4 100.0 3 100.0 5 100.0
Education 1 0 1 0 --- --- --- --- --- ---
Policy --- 5.0 --- 12.5 --- --- --- --- --- ---
Quality improvement 2 ---
10.0
1 ---
12.5
--- --- --- --- --- ---
Users 12 60.0 5 62.5 1 25.0 2 66.7 4 80.0
User needs/values 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0.0
Technical 9 45.0 3 37.5 1 25.0 1 33.3 4 80.0
Regulatory 3 15.0 0 0.0 3 75.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Human resources 1 5.0 1 12.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Professional 4 20.0 0 0.0 1 25.0 2 66.7 1 20.0
Impact 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Costs 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Implementation           
Barriers 3 15.0 1 12.5 2 20.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Tailoring instructions 2 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 66.7 0 0.0
Point-of-care tools/forms 6 30.0 3 37.5 0 0.0 2 66.7 1 20.0
Implementation strategies 9 45.0 4 50.0 1 25.0 2 66.7 2 40.0
Evaluation           
Evaluation instructions 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Performance measures 10 50.0 4 50.0 2 50.0 2 66.7 2 40.0