Table 2

The methodological quality of 133 CPGs (%)

DomainComprehensive CPGsT&CM CPGsAcupuncture-specific CPGsTotalP value
Scope and purpose74.066.095.278.40.386
Stakeholder involvement49.832.767.850.1
Rigour of development51.645.971.356.3
Clarity of presentation75.268.279.874.4
Application32.122.435.430.0
Editorial independence53.448.733.245.1
  • CPG, clinical practice guidelines; T&CM, traditional and complementary medicine.