Prioritizing topics in guideline development: results of a two-phase online survey of dermatologist members of the EADV.

Nast, A; Gaskins, M; Eisert, L; Werner, R N; Borradori, Luca; Marinovic, B; Paul, C; Dressler, C (2019). Prioritizing topics in guideline development: results of a two-phase online survey of dermatologist members of the EADV. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 33(1), pp. 227-233. Wiley 10.1111/jdv.15282

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BACKGROUND Most clinical guidelines in dermatology are encyclopaedic, covering a disease and its aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention in their entirety. The usability and uptake of guideline recommendations might be improved by guidelines that are more concise and address specific questions ranked by users according to their perceived importance. OBJECTIVE To survey the largest association of dermatologists in Europe, identify which questions in their everyday practice they felt would benefit from short, evidence-based guidance and rank these systematically. METHODS A two-phase online survey using a structured ranking approach and the members directory of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV). RESULTS The first survey yielded 265 suggestions, indicating a response rate of 3.7%. We grouped all responses according to themes and subsequently combined these into a list of 35 broader topics. These were presented to all members of the EADV in the second survey (response rate: 9.7%), which yielded a list of the top 10 topics participants felt were most in need of guidance. The first three were 'Systemic drug treatment in dermatology during pregnancy and for women wishing to have children in the near future', 'alopecia areata' and 'interpretation of laboratory results in connective tissue diseases'. CONCLUSION Our two-phase survey of EADV members and a structured ranking process were practical to implement and yielded a list of the top 10 topics in dermatology and venereology for guideline development. Guideline dissemination needs to be improved, and practical, more concise guidelines may facilitate efforts to do so.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Borradori, Luca

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0926-9959

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

30 Nov 2018 08:44

Last Modified:

20 Jan 2019 01:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/jdv.15282

PubMed ID:

30317678

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.121864

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/121864

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