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Table 1 Summary of screening ratings for acceptability and applicability in the Australian context for all the IWGDF Offloading recommendations

From: Australian guideline on offloading treatment for foot ulcers: part of the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease

Recommendation Acceptability Applicability Full assessment Comments
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   
1a + ? + + + ? + Yes Assess strength of recommendation & expertise availability
1b + ? ? + ? ? ? Yes Assess patient preference, equipment availability, expertise availability & legislative/policy constraints
2 + ? + + + + + Yes Assess strength of recommendation
3 ? + + + + + Yes Assess quality of evidence & strength of recommendation
4a ? ? + ? + ? Yes Assess quality of evidence, strength of recommendation, patient preference, equipment availability & legislative/policy constraints
4b ? + + + + + + Yes Assess quality of evidence
5 + ? ? + + ? + Yes Assess strength of recommendation & expertise availability
6 + ? + + + + + Yes Assess strength of recommendation
7a + + + + + + + No  
7b + + + + + + + No  
7c + + + + + + + No  
8 + + + + + + + No  
9 ? + + + + + Yes Assess quality of evidence, strength of recommendation
Total 9 5 10 13 11 10 11 9  
% 69% 38% 77% 100% 85% 77% 85% 69%  
  1. Note: +, yes item is met; −, no item is not met;? unsure if item is met