Table 3

Standardised guideline scores and their confidence intervals for each domain according to guideline programme, level of background information, and national policy

Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3Domain 4Domain 5Domain 6
*p<0.05, **p<0.01.
All guidelines (n=33)69.3 (61.7 to 76.9)36.1 (29.4 to 42.8)40.7 (31.9 to 49.6)65.8 (60.8 to 70.8)36.9 (28.7 to 45.1)30.3 (22.3 to 38.2)
Guideline programme
    Developed within a guideline programme (n=20)68.2 (58.5 to 78.0)35.6 (27.5 to 43.8)44.2 (33.1 to 55.3)66.6 (59.8 to 73.4)34.9 (24.9 to 44.9)36.7 (26.5 to 47.0)*
    Outside a guideline programme (n=13)70.9 (57.1 to 84.7)36.9 (23.8 to 50.0)35.3 (19.1 to 51.5)64.4 (56.1 to 72.7)39.8 (24.0 to 55.7)20.3 ( 8.1 to 32.5)
Level of background information
    No information (n=7)63.5 (42.2 to 84.8)29.5 (13.8 to 45.1)23.8 (6.9 to 40.8)58.6 (43.2 to 74.1)38.1 (12.2 to 64.0)30.4 (12.1 to 48.7)
    Some information/references (n=10)67.2 (47.8 to 86.7)31.1 (15.1 to 47.3)29.4 (16.5 to 42.4)64.2 (51.2 to 77.1)29.4 (17.1 to 41.6)26.1 (7.0 to 45.3)
    Detailed documentation (n=16)73.1 (64.1 to 82.0)42.1 (33.4 to 50.8)55.1 (42.5 to 67.8)**69.8 (65.3 to 74.3)41.0 (27.9 to 54.0)32.8 (21.35 to 44.3)
National policy
    Guidelines developed before (n=13)71.2 (58.1 to 84.2)34.2 (22.9 to 45.5)29.0 (16.3 to 41.6)67.8 (59.9 to 75.7)41.8 (25.8 to 57.8)25.9 (10.6 to 41.1)
    Guidelines developed after (n=20)68.1 (57.9 to 78.2)37.3 (28.2 to 46.4)48.3 (36.7 to 60.0)*64.4 (57.4 to 71.3)33.6 (23.9 to 43.3)33.1 (23.6 to 42.7)