Table 5

Application of the quality assessment framework to the four selected HEE quality appraisal instruments
Dimension Item QHES instrument[21] BMJ guidelines[22] CHEC list[23] Philips guidelines[24]
A. Purpose and scope A1 YES YES YES YES
A2 YES YES YES YES
A3 YES YES YES YES
A4 YES YES YES YES
A5 YES YES YES YES
B. Stakeholder involvement B1 NO NO NO NO
B2 YES YES NO YES
B3 YES YES YES YES
C. Rigor of development process/validity C1 YES PARTIALLY YES YES
C2 YES NO YES YES
C3 YES NO YES YES
C4 YES NO NO YES
C5 YES NO YES YES
C6 YES NO YES YES
C7 NO NO NO NO
C8
C8a NO NO NO NO
C8b NO NO NO NO
C8c YES NO NO NO
D. Reliability/reproducibility D1 YES NO YES YES
D2 NO YES NO YES
D3 YES NO NO NO
D4
D4a NO NO NO NO
D4b NO NO NO NO
D4c NO NO NO NO
D4d NO NO NO NO
E. Clarity of presentation E1 NO YES YES NO
E2 YES YES YES NO
E3 NO NO NO NO
E4 YES NO NO NO
F. Applicability F1 YES YES YES YES
F2 NO YES YES YES
F3 YES YES YES YES
F4 YES NO NO NO
F5 YES NO YES YES
G. Evaluation G1 NO YES YES YES
G2 NO NO NO NO

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