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Critical Appraisal of Guideline

Critical Appraisal of Guideline
Appraisal Tool The tool chosen to appraise the guideline is called the AGREE II ( The purpose of the AGREE II is to examine the quality of guidelines through a step-by-step approach as to what and how information is presented in a guideline. The step-by-step approach is completed via twenty three steps which are categorized into 6 domains. Domain one addresses the overall scope and purpose of the guideline. Domain two is concerned with the stakeholders’ involvement and how the intended users view the guideline. Domain three pertains to the rigor of development of the guideline through eight steps which cover the method of evidence synthesis. Domain four deals with the clarity of the presentation throughout the guideline. Domain five is titled applicability, and it focuses on barriers and facilitators in applying the guideline. Domain six is titled editorial independence and evaluates whether the guideline is free from biases.
The guideline chosen for appraisal is Diagnosis and management of headache in adults. A national clinical guideline (
Domain one: The guideline presents evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of headaches in adults. The health questions covered by the guideline are located in the annex of the ¬¬¬¬¬original guideline, and the target population, interventions, and outcomes are identified. The population targeted by this guideline is adults with primary and secondary headaches. The interventions include specific diagnosis and evaluation through symptoms and signs, along with management, treatments, and prevention. The major outcomes considered are as follows: headache frequency and severity, pain control, and quality of life.
Domain two:…...

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