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Table 5 Weight of Evidence and TAPUPAS for quality and relevance of studies

From: An evaluation of methods used to teach quality improvement to undergraduate healthcare students to inform curriculum development within preregistration nurse education: a protocol for systematic review and narrative synthesis

Weight of Evidence TAPUPAS dimensions
A = Trustworthiness of results of study (methodological quality) (T) Transparency (A) Accuracy (A) Accessibility (S) Specificity
B = Appropriateness of study design to review question (methodological relevance) (P) Purposivity
C = Appropriateness of focus to answer review question (topic relevance) (U) Utility (P) Propriety
D = Overall Weight of Evidence (based on A, B, C) Low, medium or high