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AGREE Publications

Located on this page are the core publications for the AGREE research projects.

AGREE
The AGREE Collaboration. Writing Group: Cluzeau FA, Burgers JS, Brouwers M, Grol R, Mäkelä M, Littlejohns P, Grimshaw J, Hunt C. Development and validation of an international appraisal instrument for assessing the quality of clinical practice guidelines: the AGREE project. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2003;12(1):18-23.

AGREE II
Non-Technical Paper (Main: CMAJ; Parallel publications: JCE, Preventive Medicine)

 Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers J, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham, ID, Grimshaw J, Hanna S, Littlejohns P, Makarski J, Zitzelsberger L on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. AGREE II: Advancing guideline development, reporting and evaluation in healthcare.  Can Med Assoc J.  2010;182:E839-842.

 Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers J, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham, ID, Grimshaw J, Hanna S, Littlejohns P, Makarski J, Zitzelsberger L on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. AGREE II: Advancing guideline development, reporting and evaluation in healthcare.  J Clin Epidemol. 2010;63(12):1308-1311.

 Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers J, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham, ID, Grimshaw J, Hanna S, Littlejohns P, Makarski J, Zitzelsberger L on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. AGREE II: Advancing guideline development, reporting and evaluation in healthcare.  Preventive Medicine, 2010;51(5):421-424.

Technical Paper
Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers J, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham ID, Hanna SE, Makarski J, on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. Development of the AGREE II, part 1: performance, usefulness and areas for improvement. Can Med Assoc J.  2010;182(10):1045-52.

Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers J, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham ID, Hanna SE, Makarski J, on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. Development of the AGREE II, part 2: assessment of validity of items and tools to support application.  Can Med Assoc J.  2010;182(10):E472-478.

AGREE A3
Brouwers MC, Makarski J, Levinson A.  A randomized trial to evaluate e-learning interventions designed to improve learner’s performance, satisfaction, and self-efficacy with the AGREE II.  Implement Sci. 2010;5:29.

Brouwers MC., Makarski J., Durocher L., & Levinson A. E-learning interventions are comparable to user’s manual in a randomized trail of training strategies for the AGREE II.  Implement Sci. 2011;6:81.

AGREE Reporting Checklist
Brouwers MC, Kerkvliet K, Spithoff K, on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. The AGREE Reporting Checklist: a tool to improve reporting of clinical practice guidelines. BMJ. 2016;352:i1152.

AGREE-GRS
Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers JS, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham ID, Grimshaw J, Hanna SE, Littlejohns P. The Global Rating Scale complements the AGREE II in advancing the quality of practice guidelines. J Clin Epidemiol. 2012;65(5):526-34.

GUIDE-M
Brouwers M, Makarski J, Kastner M, Hayden L, Bhattacharyya O, the GUIDE-M Research Team. The Guideline Implementability Decision Excellence Model (GUIDE-M): a mixed methods approach to create an international resource to advance the practice guideline field. Implementation Science. 2015;10(1):36.

Kastner M, Bhattacharyya O, Hayden L, Makarski J, Estey E, Durocher L, et al. Guideline uptake is influenced by six implementability domains for creating and communicating guidelines: a realist review. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2015;68(5):498-509.

Kastner et al.: Making sense of complex data: a mapping process for analyzing findings of a realist review on guideline implementability. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2013;13:112.

Kastner et al.: Understanding the relationship between the perceived characteristics of clinical practice guidelines and their uptake: protocol for a realist review. Implementation Science 2011;6:69.

AGREE-HS
Ako-Arrey D, Brouwers MC, Lavis J, Giacomini M, AGREE-HE Team. Health System guidance  appraisal – a critical interpretive synthesis. Implement Sci. 2016;11:9

Ako-Arrey D, Brouwers MC, Lavis J, Giacomini M, AGREE-HS Team. Health System guidance appraisal – concept evaluation and usability testing. Implement Sci. 2016;11:3.

CheckUp
Vernooij RWM, Alonso-Coello P, Brouwers M, Martínez García L, CheckUp Panel. Reporting Items for Updated Clinical Guidelines: Checklist for the Reporting of Updated Guidelines (CheckUp). PLOS Medicine. 2017;14(1):e1002207.