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Table 1 Mean and standard deviation of pre and post knowledge brokering scores for each domain

From: Does knowledge brokering improve the quality of rapid review proposals? A before and after study

  Pre knowledge brokering Post knowledge brokering Change from pre to post knowledge brokering
  Mean SD Mean SD Meana 95% confidence limits p
  Lower Upper  
Clarity about why the review was commissioned 4.67 1.46 5.37 0.95 0.681 0.249 1.114 0.002
Clarity of the review questions 4.47 1.39 5.22 1.01 0.755 0.282 1.228 0.002
Clarity of the scope 3.92 1.41 5.16 1.08 1.228 0.816 1.641 <0.001
Clarity of the method 3.883 1.32 4.55 1.28 0.669 0.308 1.029 <0.001
Clarity of the report inclusions 4.35 1.35 5.37 0.78 1.026 0.612 1.439 <0.001
Reviewers’ confidence 3.84 1.30 4.86 1.19 1.018 0.537 1.500 <0.001
  1. aNote that the estimate represents the mean change from pre to post (post score–pre score), i.e. a positive value indicates that the post knowledge brokering score is higher than the pre knowledge brokering score
  2. p value from Wald test