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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents

From: Guideline appraisal with AGREE II: online survey of the potential influence of AGREE II items on overall assessment of guideline quality and recommendation for use

Characteristics Respondents N = 58 (%)
Profession
 Physician 22 (37.9)
 Physician/methodological expert 10 (17.2)
 Methodological expert 10 (17.2)
 Other 16 (27.6)
Knowledge of the AGREE II instrument
 Yes 51 (87.9)
 No 7 (12.1)
Performance of appraisals using the AGREE I or II instrument
 Yes 49 (84.5)
 No 9 (15.5)
Number of appraised guidelines using the AGREE I or II instrumenta
  < 10 guidelines 27 (46.6)
 10–20 guidelines 9 (15.5)
  > 20 guidelines 13 (22.4)
Experience in yearsa
  < 1 year 6 (10.3)
 1–5 years 35 (60.3)
  > 5 years 8 (13.8)
Involvement in guideline development
 Yes 35 (60.3)
 No 23 (39.7)
Purpose of conducting appraisals using the AGREE I or II instrumentb
 Assessment of guideline quality 24 (41.4)
 Development of guidelines 7 (12.1)
 Writing of guideline synopses 7 (12.1)
 Research 3 (5.2)
 Adaptation of guidelines 2 (3.4)
 Application in clinical practice 2 (3.4)
 Further training 2 (3.4)
 Development of knowledge tools 1 (1.7)
 Publication of scientific articles 1 (1.7)
 Project work 1 (1.7)
 Updating of guidelines 1 (1.7)
 No response 5 (8.6)
  1. aNine survey respondents (15.5%) did not answer this question
  2. bThe question was formulated as an open question; we summarized the response options presented here from the individual responses given. Some of the respondents provided more than one response