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Table 3 All domain scores

From: Clinical practice guidelines for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain in primary healthcare: a systematic review

  CPG 1 CPG 2 CPG 3 CPG 4 CPG 5 CPG 6 CPG 7 CPG 8 CPG 9 CPG 10 CPG 11 CPG 12 Total Percentage (%)
Domain 1: scope and purpose
 1. Overall objectives specific 21 20 21 17 18 18 19 17 15 16 13 14 209 83
 2. Health questions specific 18 20 21 19 21 9 18 16 14 15 13 9 193 77
 3. Population is specific 18 21 20 16 20 8 20 17 16 20 17 12 205 81
Domain 2: stakeholder involvement
 4. Guideline development group 19 18 20 15 21 15 18 19 20 7 6 10 188 75
 5. Views and preferences of target population 5 21 18 11 21 6 7 14 2 4 3 3 115 46
 6. Target users clearly defined 20 16 20 21 21 16 18 19 18 17 12 4 202 80
Domain 3: rigor of development
 7. Systematic methods 15 17 21 21 21 19 10 13 12 6 16 4 175 69
 8. Criteria for evidence selection 14 19 21 21 21 17 5 15 19 7 16 4 179 71
 9. Strengths and limitations of evidence 13 19 20 18 18 6 5 20 19 10 9 4 161 64
 10. Methods for formulating recommendations 19 17 21 18 19 8 10 21 17 5 8 11 174 69
 11. Health benefits, side-effects, risks were considered in formulating recommendations 20 19 19 17 19 19 21 21 9 18 12 20 214 85
 12. Explicit link between recommendations and evidence 19 17 21 20 21 12 10 19 17 11 12 12 191 76
 13. Externally reviewed prior to publication 15 18 21 16 21 6 16 18 15 7 10 9 172 68
 14. A procedure for updating guideline 13 20 15 20 19 5 4 18 3 3 14 3 137 54
Domain 4: clarity of presentation
 15. Recommendations specific; unambiguous 20 19 21 20 20 18 17 20 17 15 13 18 218 87
 16. Different options for management 18 19 14 21 21 20 13 18 18 15 15 16 208 83
 17. Key recommendations easily identifiable 20 19 21 20 21 18 16 20 19 14 12 14 214 85
Domain 5: applicability
 18. Barriers and facilitators to application 15 16 19 20 17 11 6 8 11 4 4 5 136 54
 19. Advice/Tools to put recommendations to practice 14 20 21 20 18 8 13 10 9 7 8 6 154 61
 20. Potential resource limitations have been considered 9 13 12 18 15 11 7 12 4 3 3 3 110 44
 21. Monitoring and audit criteria 15 20 14 20 19 20 9 13 3 8 8 3 152 60
Domain 6: editorial independence
 22. Views of funding body vs guideline content 20 21 21 15 10 20 14 21 12 21 3 17 195 77
 23. Competing interests of guideline development group members have been recorded and addressed 21 21 21 15 20 21 8 21 3 21 3 20 195 77
  1. CPG clinical practice guideline
  2. Domain score = (obtained score–minimum possible score)/(maximum possible score–minimum possible score) × 100 = % [25]