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To adopt, to adapt, or to contextualise? The big question in clinical practice guideline development

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, September 2016
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Title
To adopt, to adapt, or to contextualise? The big question in clinical practice guideline development
Published in
BMC Research Notes, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13104-016-2244-7
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Authors

Janine Margarita Dizon, Shingai Machingaidze, Karen Grimmer

Abstract

Developing new clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) can be time-consuming and expensive. A more efficient approach could be to adopt, adapt or contextualise recommendations from existing good quality CPGs so that the resultant guidance is tailored to the local context. The first steps are to search for international CPGs that have a similar purpose, end-users and patients to your situation. The second step is to critically appraise the methodological quality of the CPGs to ensure that your guidance is based on credible evidence. Then the decisions begin. Can you simply 'adopt' this (parent) clinical practice guidelines, and implement the recommendations in their entirety, without any changes, in your setting? If so, then no further work is required. However this situation is rare. What is more likely, is that even if recommendations from the parent clinical practice guidelines can be adopted, how they are implemented needs to address local issues. Thus you may need to 'contextualise' the guidance, by addressing implementation issues such as local workforce, training, health systems, equipment and/or access to services. Generally this means that additional information is required (Practice/Context Points) to support effective implementation of the clinical practice guidelines recommendations. In some cases, you may need to 'adapt' the guidance, where you will make changes to the recommendations so that care is relevant to your local environments. This may involve additional work to search for local research, or obtain local consensus, regarding how best to adapt recommendations. For example, adaptation might reflect substituting one drug for another (drugs have similar effects, but the alternative drug to the recommended one may be cheaper, more easily obtained or more culturally acceptable). There is lack of standardisation of clinical practice guidelines terminology, leading clinical practice guideline activities often being poorly conceptualised or reported. We provide an approach that would help improve efficiency and standardisation of clinical practice guidelines activities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 132 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 12%
Researcher 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Other 7 5%
Other 21 16%
Unknown 42 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 17%
Social Sciences 8 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Other 13 10%
Unknown 47 35%
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