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dc.contributor.authorLin, I.
dc.contributor.authorWiles, L.
dc.contributor.authorWaller, Rob
dc.contributor.authorGoucke, R.
dc.contributor.authorNagree, Y.
dc.contributor.authorGibberd, M.
dc.contributor.authorStraker, Leon
dc.contributor.authorMaher, C.
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, P.
dc.identifier.citationLin, I. and Wiles, L. and Waller, R. and Goucke, R. and Nagree, Y. and Gibberd, M. and Straker, L. et al. 2018. Poor overall quality of clinical practice guidelines for musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 52 (5): pp. 337-343.

© Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. OBJECTIVES: Undertake a systematic critical appraisal of contemporary clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for common musculoskeletal (MSK) pain conditions: spinal (lumbar, thoracic and cervical), hip/knee (including osteoarthritis) and shoulder.DESIGN: Systematic review of CPGs (PROSPERO number: CRD42016051653).Included CPGs were written in English, developed within the last 5?years, focused on adults and described development processes. Excluded CPGs were for: traumatic MSK pain, single modalities (eg, surgery), traditional healing/medicine, specific disease processes (eg, inflammatory arthropathies) or those that required payment.DATA SOURCES AND METHOD OF APPRAISAL: Four scientific databases (MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and Physiotherapy Evidence Database) and four guideline repositories. The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument was used for critical appraisal.RESULTS: 4664 records were identified, and 34 CPGs were included. Most were for osteoarthritis (n=12) or low back pain (n=11), most commonly from the USA (n=12). The mean overall AGREE II score was 45% (SD=19.7). Lowest mean domain scores were for applicability (26%, SD=19.5) and editorial independence (33%, SD=27.5). The highest score was for scope and purpose (72%, SD=14.3). Only 8 of 34 CPGS were high quality: for osteoarthritis (n=4), low back pain (n=2), neck (n=1) and shoulder pain (n=1).

dc.publisherBMJ Group
dc.titlePoor overall quality of clinical practice guidelines for musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
curtin.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
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