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The quality of clinical practice guidelines for chronic respiratory diseases and the reliability of the AGREE II: an observational study

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Uzeloto, Juliana Souza [1] ; Moseley, Anne M. [2] ; Elkins, Mark R. [3] ; Franco, Marcia Rodrigues [1] ; Pinto, Rafael Zambelli [1] ; Coelho Figueira Freire, Ana Paula [1] ; Cipulo Ramos, Ercy Mara [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Fac Ciencias & Tecnol, Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sydney, Sydney Med Sch, George Inst Global Hlth, Sydney, NSW - Australia
[3] Sydney Local Hlth Dist, Ctr Educ & Workforce Dev, Sydney, NSW - Australia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYSIOTHERAPY; v. 103, n. 4, p. 439-445, DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Objectives To survey the quality of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for chronic respiratory diseases relevant to physiotherapy practice using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation version II instrument (AGREE II) and to evaluate the inter-rater reliability of AGREE II. Design Observational survey. Procedures Guidelines indexed in the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) on chronic respiratory diseases were evaluated by four assessors using AGREE II. Main outcome measures The six domains and two global items of AGREE II. Results Thirty-three guidelines were evaluated (58% were published in the last 5 years and 36% were for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The domains with the highest scores were scope and purpose (79%, SD 10%) and clarity of presentation (79%, SD 10%). The domain with the lowest score was applicability (37%, SD 23%). Mean overall quality was five out of seven (SD 1). Intraclass correlation coefficients ranged from 0.66 to 0.93 for the six domains and first global item, suggesting good to excellent reliability. The second global item had very poor reliability (Kappa 0.097). Conclusion The quality of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for chronic respiratory diseases relevant to physiotherapy could be improved, particularly in consideration with applicability. The number of assessors for AGREE II could be reduced because of the good inter-rater reliability. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/07704-9 - Effects of senior dance on risk factors for falls in older adults: a randomised controlled clinical trial
Grantee:Marcia Rodrigues Franco Zambelli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/13353-4 - Clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy for the management of chronic respiratory diseases: a critical appraisal
Grantee:Juliana Souza Uzeloto
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree