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Table 1 Eligibility criteria

From: The effectiveness of interventions designed to increase the uptake of clinical practice guidelines and best practices among musculoskeletal professionals: a systematic review

Characteristics Included Excluded
Types of studies RCTs Non-RCTs, uncontrolled studies, and observational studies.
  Published in English language Protocols, commentaries, conference proceedings, and reviews
Types of participants MSK professionals: (PTs, OTs, manual therapists, DCs, athletic therapists, sport therapists, sport physicians, massage therapists, osteopaths, osteopathic physicians, exercise physiologists, kinesiologists, physiatrists, orthopedists, Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, orthopedic surgeons, and acupuncturists)
Patients: All types of MSK conditions
General practitioners, nurses.
Studies targeted students
Non-adult based MSK disorders
MSK injuries, fractures, trauma, or inflammatory disorder (such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis).
Types of interventions Studies had to mention the source and content of the evidence that had been transferred with the relevant references. Studies with patient-directed intervention without the involvement of MSK professionals in the designed intervention
  All types of KT intervention/s (professional, financial, organizational, and regulatory) Studies that investigated the assessment or treatment on specific MSK disorders
Pharmacological-based, or surgical-based studies
Types of outcome measures Quantitative and qualitative professional/process level or patient level outcome measure Economic level outcomes
  1. RCTs Randomized controlled trials; PTs Physical therapists; OTs Occupational therapists; MSK Musculoskeletal; KT Knowledge intervention; DCs Doctors of chiropractic