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Table 4 Differences between the FIAT-Health 1.0 and 2.0

From: Figure Interpretation Assessment Tool-Health (FIAT-health) 2.0: from a scoring instrument to a critical appraisal tool

  FIAT-Health 1.0 FIAT-Health 2.0
Factual questions Closed-ended questions on the characterization of the figure answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Includes both open-ended questions on the characterization of the figure, answered by taking information from the public report, and closed-ended questions, answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Assessment questions The user gives a rating on a scale from 1 (negative) to 4 (positive) on methodological aspects. The user describes his or her assessment on methodological aspects providing a numerical rating.
Questions on the primary publication Questions on the consistency between the publicly reported figure and the figure as described in the primary publication. Questions on the consistency between the publicly reported figure and the figure as described in the primary publication are rephrased.
Final assessment The user rates the ‘correctness of the original figure in the primary publication ‘and the ‘appropriateness of the figure in the report’ on a scale from 1 (negative) to 5 (positive). The user describes his or her considerations on their assessment of the ‘correctness of the figure in the primary publication’, and the ‘interpretation of the reported figure’.
Checklist Can be used as a checklist. Use of the FIAT-Health 2.0 as a checklist is made easier due to its simplified format.