Evaluation of the Use of Guidelines
This Research Guide includes a selection of open access materials on evaluation of use of guidelines from a variety of authors, organizations, and settings.
Authors: Melissa Jennings and Goldie MacDonald.
This Research Guide includes open access examples of different ways to evaluate the use of guidelines from a variety of authors in clinical, public health, and laboratory settings. The World Health Organization defines guidelines as documents that contain recommendations about interventions used in clinical and public health policy or practice. 1,2
The materials are organized according to the focus of the evaluation: attitudes or knowledge related to adherence to guidelines; factors that facilitate or hinder the implementation of guidelines; differences in how health care providers use guidelines; clinician adherence to guidelines; adherence to laboratory and clinical guidelines; and adherence to guidelines among specific populations. The last section includes approaches, methods, or tools that can be applied to evaluate guidelines use. The authors completed a detailed literature search and reviewed candidate items according to predetermined criteria.
1 WHO Handbook for Guideline Development. (Handbook). (2012). Geneva: World Health Organization.
2. WHO Handbook for guideline development – 2nd ed. (Handbok). (2014). Geneva: World Health Organization.
Melissa Jennings is a Public Health Analyst in the Division of Laboratory Systems; Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA, USA
Goldie MacDonald is the Associate Director for Evaluation in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA, USA
The findings and conclusions in this guide are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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- Effectiveness of multifaceted and tailored strategies to implement a fall-prevention guideline into acute care nursing practice: a before-and-after, mixed-method study using a participatory action research approachexternal icon Breimaier, Helga E., Halfens, R. J., Lohrmann, C. J. BMC Nursing. (2015). 14(1), 18. doi:10.1186/s12912-015-0064-z
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- From research to practice: challenges to implementing national diabetes guidelines with five community health centers on the U.S.-Mexico border Schachter, Kenneth A., Cohen, S. J. (2005). Prev Chronic Dis. 2(1), A17.
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- Healthcare professionals’ and policy makers’ views on implementing a clinical practice guideline of hypertension management: A qualitative study external iconLee, Ping Yein., Liew, S. M., Abdullah, A., Abdullah, N., Ng, C. J., Hanafi, N. S., Chia, C. Y., Lai, P. S. M., Wong, S. S. L., Khoo, E. M. (2015). PLoS ONE. 10(5). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126191
- Feasibility and clinical outcomes when using practice guidelines for evaluation of fever in returning travelers and migrants: a validation study external iconMueller, Yolanda., D’Acremont, V., Ambresin, A. E., Rossi, I., Martin, O., Burnand, B., Genton, B. (2014). J Travel Med. 21(3), 169-182. doi:10.1111/jtm.12099
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- Clinician agreement, self-efficacy, and adherence with the guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthmaexternal icon Cloutier, Michelle M., Salo, P. M., Akinbami, L. J., Cohn, R. D., Wilkerson, J. C., Diette, G. B., Williams, S., Elward, K., Mazurek J., Spinner J. R., Mitchell T., Zeldin, D. C. (2018). J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 6(3):886-894.e4, 6(3).
- Opioid prescribing in the United States before and after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 opioid guidelineexternal icon Bohnert, Amy S. B., Guy, G. P. Jr., Losby, J. L. (2018). Ann Intern Med. 169(6), 367-375. doi:10.7326/m18-1243
- Analytic validation of immunohistochemical assays: A comparison of laboratory practices before and after introduction of an evidence-based guidelineexternal icon Fitzgibbons, P. L., Goldsmith, J. D., Souers, R. J., Fatheree, L. A., Volmar, K. E., Stuart, L. N., Nowak, J., Astles, R., Nakhleh, R. E. (2017). Arch Pathol Lab Med, 141(9), 1247-1254. doi:10.5858/arpa.2016-0558-CP
- Nationwide laboratory adherence to myocardial perfusion imaging radiation dose reduction practicesexternal icon Jerome, Scott. S. D., Tilkemeier, P. L., Farrell, M. B., Shaw, L. J. The American College of Cardiology. (2015).
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- Racial/ethnic differences affecting adherence to cancer screening guidelines among womenexternal icon Hirth, Jacqueline. M., Laz, T. H., Rahman, M., Berenson, A. B. (2016). J Womens Health (Larchmt). 25(4), 371-380. doi:10.1089/jwh.2015.5270
- Did CDC’s 2006 revised HIV testing recommendations make a difference? Evaluation of HIV testing in the US household population, 2003–2010external icon Woodring, Joseph., V. D., Kruszon-Moran, D., Oster, A. M., McQuillan, G. M. (2014). JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
- A longitudinal assessment of adherence to breast and cervical cancer screening recommendations among women with and without intellectual disabilityexternal icon Xu, X., McDermott, S. W., Mann, J. R., Hardin, J. W., Deroche, C. B., Carroll, D. D., Courtney-Long, E. A. (2017). Prev Med. 100:167-172., 100.
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