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Table 2 Ratings of implementation criteria in published studies of three representative global health interventions

From: Reporting of context and implementation in studies of global health interventions: a pilot study

Criteria 3 Studies of household water chlorination 5 Studies of preventing mother-to-child transmission 7 Studies of lay/community health workers Overall
  (Number of articles reporting criterion) (Number of articles reporting criterion) (Number of articles reporting criterion) (Number of articles reporting criterion)
  Good Fair Poor/none Good Fair Poor/none Good Fair Poor/none Good Fair Poor/none
1. 3 0 0 4 1 0 6 1 0 13 2 0
2. 0 0 3 1 4 0 4 0 3 5 4 6
3. 0 0 3 0 4 1 2 2 3 2 6 7
4a. 1 0 2 3 2 0 3 3 1 7 5 3
4b. 1 1 1 4 1 0 4 2 1 9 4 2
4c. 2 1 0 2 3 0 6 1 0 10 5 0
4d. 3 0 0 5 0 0 4 3 0 12 3 0
4e. 0 2 1 1 4 0 4 1 2 5 7 3
4f. 1 2 0 4 0 1 5 0 2 10 2 3
4g. 0 0 3 4 0 1 3 3 1 7 3 5
4h. 0 0 3 4 1 0 2 1 4 6 2 7
5. 0 1 2 0 0 5 0 2 5 0 3 12
7. 1 2 0 3 2 0 3 2 2 7 6 2
8. 0 1 2 4 1 0 2 1 4 6 3 6
9. 0 0 3 3 2 0 2 1 4 5 3 7
10. 0 0 3 1 3 1 3 0 4 4 3 8
Totals 12 10 26 43 28 9 53 23 36 108 61 71
Proportion of articles reporting (%) 25 % 21% 54 % 54% 35% 11% 47% 21% 32% 45% 25% 30%