A critical appraisal of the North American Spine Society guidelines with the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II instrument

YAMAN M. E. , Gudeloglu A., Senturk S., Yaman N. D. , Tolunay T., Ozturk Y., ...More

SPINE JOURNAL, vol.15, no.4, pp.777-781, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.01.012
  • Journal Name: SPINE JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.777-781
  • Keywords: Clinical guidelines, Appraisal, Spine surgery, Quality, North American Spine Society, AGREE, CLINICAL-PRACTICE GUIDELINES, PATIENT PREFERENCES, HEALTH-CARE, QUALITY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The North American Spine Society (NASS) publishes clinical guidelines that are taken into consideration worldwide by clinicians who have a special interest in spinal surgery. The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II is the second version of the original AGREE instrument to assess the quality of guidelines in terms of development process. This appraisal aims to evaluate each individual NASS guideline using AGREE II tool to demonstrate its methodologic robust and weakness.