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Table 4 Comparison of AGREEII domain scores for guidelines developed by scientific societies and by patient advocacy groups

From: Methodological quality of guidelines for management of Lyme neuroborreliosis

Domain Scientific society Advocacy group p- value
  Mean SD (range) Mean SD (range)  
D1 Scope and purpose 0.478 0.109 0.445 0.115 0.7761
D2 Stakeholders involvement 0.24 0.0149 0.32 0.04 0.5732
D3 Rigour of development 0.216 0.092 0.14 0.04 0.2763
D4 Clarity of presentation 0.752 0.093 0.375 0.155 0.0151*
D5 Applicability 0.054 0.046 0.02 0.02 0.4358
D 6 Editorial independence 0.192 0.1852 0.15 0.02 0.7976
Overall guideline assessment 0.42 0.12 0.33 0.83 0.4534
  1. *p < 0.05