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Table 3 Descriptions of level of confidence in a review finding in the CERQual approach [16]

From: Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings: introduction to the series

Level Definition
High confidence It is highly likely that the review finding is a reasonable representation of the phenomenon of interest
Moderate confidence It is likely that the review finding is a reasonable representation of the phenomenon of interest
Low confidence It is possible that the review finding is a reasonable representation of the phenomenon of interest
Very low confidence It is not clear whether the review finding is a reasonable representation of the phenomenon of interest