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Table 2 Sensibility ratings

From: Development and evaluation of a quality score for abstracts

  Basic Scientists (range) Clinical & Health Care Researchers
Number of reviewers 4 11
1. Wide applicability 3.5 (1–5) 5.7 (3–7)
2. Use in basic science 2.5 (1–5) 5.4 (4–7)
3. Use in clinical research 4.5 (1–6) 5.8 (4–7)
4. Clarity and simplicity 3.3 (1–5) 5.7 (5–7)
5. Time and effort needed 2.3 (1–5) 5.6 (5–7)
6. Adequate instructions 3.8 (1–5) 5.8 (5–7)
7. Information available from abstract 4.0 (3–5) 4.6 (4–5)
8. Need for subjective decisions 4.8 (3–6) 5.4 (4–7)
9. No redundancy 4.3 (3–5) 6.3 (5–7)
10. Comprehensiveness 5.5 (2–7) 5.9 (3–7)
11. Response options 6.0 (4–7) 5.9 (3–7)
12. Discriminative power 5.8 (5–7) 5.7 (5–7)
13. Measures methodology 5.5 (4–7) 5.7 (4–7)
14. Measures reporting 5.3 (3–7) 5.9 (5–7)
Mean rating 4.3 (3.3–5.7) 5.7 (4.9–6.5)
  1. Ratings on a scale from 1 (unacceptable) to 7 (fully met). Mean > 5: item acceptable