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Table 1 Descriptions of guidelines used for psychometric testing

From: Efficient clinical evaluation of guideline quality: development and testing of a new tool

Guideline reference Purpose
AANN and ARN (2011) Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: AANN and ARN Clinical Practice Guideline Series [23]Country: USA This guideline was developed by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, and provides recommendations for nurses and institutions based on latest evidence for mild traumatic brain injury.
Barbosa (2012), Evaluation and management of mild traumatic brain injury: An eastern association for the surgery of trauma practice management guideline [24]Country: USA This guideline updates an earlier 2001 edition. Recommendations for the management of mild traumatic brain injury are aimed at clinicians (primarily medical staff) working in acute care.
Brain Trauma Foundation (2012), Guidelines for the Acute Medical Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants, Children, and Adolescents-Second Edition [25]Country: USA This guideline updates an earlier 2003 edition. Recommendations for the management of infants, children and adolescents with severe traumatic brain injury are aimed at acute care clinicians (primarily medical staff).
Golisz (2009), Occupational therapy practice guidelines for adults with traumatic brain injury [26]Country: USA This guideline is aimed at occupational therapists. Recommendations are made for the evaluation, acute care and rehabilitation of adults with traumatic brain injury.
National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2007), Head injury: Triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in infants, children and adults [27]Country: UK This guideline is the update of an earlier 2003 edition. This guideline addresses assessment, investigation and early management of head injury. Separate advice is provided for adults and children (including infants).
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) (2013).Guidelines for traumatic brain injury rehabilitation [28]Country: UK (Scotland) This guideline makes recommendations on the early management of patients with head injury, focusing on topics of importance throughout National Health Service, Scotland. Recommendations are made for the management of traumatic brain injury in adults and children