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Table 4 Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument: domain and total scores

From: Establishing the effectiveness of technology-enabled dementia education for health and social care practitioners: a systematic review

  Possible score Mean (SD)
Study design 3 1.95 (0.6)
 Single group cross‐sectional or single group post-test only 1  
 Single group pre-test and post-test 1.5  
 Nonrandomised, 2 groups 2  
 Randomised controlled trial 3  
Sampling
Institutions studied 1.5 1.05 (0.5)
  1 0.5  
  2 1  
  3 1.5  
Response rate, % 1.5 1.31 (0.4)
  Not applicable 0  
   < 50 or not reported 0.5  
  50–74 1  
   > 75 1.5  
Type of data 3 2.33 (0.9)
 Assessment by participants 1  
 Objective measurement 3  
Validity of evaluation instrument
Internal structure 1 0.52 (0.5)
  Not applicable 0  
  Not reported 0  
  Reported 1  
Content 1 0.52 (0.5)
  Not applicable 0  
  Not reported 0  
  Reported 1  
Relationships to other variables 1 0.05 (0.2)
  Not applicable 0  
  Not reported 0  
  Reported 1  
Data analysis
Appropriateness of analysis 1 1.00 (0.0)
  Inappropriate for study design or type of data 0  
  Appropriate for study design and type of data 1  
Complexity of analysis 2 1.95 (0.2)
  Descriptive analysis only 1  
  Beyond descriptive analysis 2  
Outcomes 3 1.69 (0.4)
 Satisfaction, attitudes, perceptions, opinions, general facts 1  
 Knowledge, skills 1.5  
 Behaviours 2  
 Patient/healthcare outcome 3  
Total 18 12.38 (1.6)
  1. SD Standard deviation