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Table 1 The ADAPTE method (version 1.0)

From: Guideline adaptation and implementation planning: a prospective observational study

PHASE 1 SET-UP MODULE STEPS
Prepare for ADAPTE process 1. Establish an organizing committee
  2. Select a topic
3. Check whether adaptation is feasible
4. Identify skills and resources needed
5. Complete set-up tasks
6. Write protocol
PHASE 2 ADAPTATION MODULE STEPS
Scope and Purpose 7. Determine the health questions
MODULE STEPS
Search and Screen 8. Search for guidelines and other relevant documentation
9. Screen retrieved guidelines
10. Reduce total number of guidelines if there are more than can be dealt with by the panel
MODULE STEPS
Assessment 11. Assess guideline quality
12. Assess guideline currency
13. Assess guideline content
14. Assess guideline consistency (search and selection of studies, links between evidence and recommendations)
15. Assess acceptability/applicability of the recommendations
MODULE STEPS
Decision and Selection 16. Review assessments to aid in decision-making
17. Select between guidelines and recommendations to create an adapted guideline
MODULE STEPS
Customization 18. Prepare a document that respects the needs of the end users and provides a detailed transparent explanation of the process
PHASE 3 FINALIZATION MODULE STEPS
External Review and Acknowledgement 19. External review by target users
20. Consult with relevant endorsement bodies
21. Consult with developers of source guidelines
22. Acknowledge source documents
MODULE STEPS
Aftercare Planning 23. Plan for aftercare of the adapted guideline
MODULE STEPS
Final Production 24: Produce high quality final guideline