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Table 2 Scoring system judging content and formal quality of expert answers

From: Quality assessment of expert answers to lay questions about cystic fibrosis from various language zones in Europe: the ECORN-CF project

I. Content quality Grade Score (points)
I.1 Content correct, according to guidelines Poor 0
  Satisfactory 3
  Good 6
I.2 Completeness of the answer, suitability Poor 0
  Satisfactory 1
  Good 2
I.3 Openness (are rigid statements avoided without room for differing strategies) Poor 0
  Satisfactory 1
  Good 2
Total Score for content quality Poor 0-3
  Satisfactory 4-7
  Good 8-10
II. Formal quality Grade Score (points)
II.1 Comprehensive Style Poor 0
  Satisfactory 1
  Good 2
II.2 Personal Style Poor 0
  Satisfactory 1
  Good 2
II.3 Extent of answer Poor 0
  Satisfactory 1
  Good 2
Total Score for formal quality Poor 0-2
  Satisfactory 3-4
  Good 5-6
  1. If I.1 "correctness of the content" was scored zero the answer was graded as poor overall.
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