TABLE 3

Evaluation of guidelines: AGREE II Instrument scores for each domain

Country/organisationFirst author [ref.]Scope and purposeStakeholder involvementRigour of developmentClarity of presentationApplicabilityEditorial independenceMedian scoreWould you recommend this guideline?
CanadaLougheed [15]301916611010025No
Latin America and SpainRodrigo [28]31181860225520No
ICON Pediatric AsthmaPapadopoulos [16]94585386565057No
South AfricaKling [17]75557294175464Yes, with modifications
KoreaKim [18]75698886565464Yes, with modifications
IndiaAgarwal [15]6753909431460Yes, with modifications
JapanArakawa [20]4447108639042No
New ZealandAsher [21]78943780779696Yes
GermanyBuhl [29]90539082335568Yes, with modifications
SpainExecutive Committee GEMA [22]729797100679696Yes
ItalyIndinnimeo [23]9494100100359695Yes
SwitzerlandRothe [24]8642438633442No
UKScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, British Thoracic Society [25]94789797989696Yes
GINAGlobal Initiative for Asthma [1]9797961007110097Yes
FranceLe Conte [26]9467731005010084Yes
Saudi ArabiaAl-Moamary [27]47191669317139No

Data are presented as %. ICON: International Consensus On; GEMA: Guia Espanola para el Manejo del Asma; GINA: Global Initiative for Asthma.