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Table 3 Worked example of a guideline question formulation using the PerSPEcTiF framework (adapted from Booth and colleagues) [42]

From: When complexity matters: a step-by-step guide to incorporating a complexity perspective in guideline development for public health and health system interventions

Per S P E (C) Ti F
Perspective Setting Phenomenon of interest or problem Environment Comparison (optional) Time / timing Findings
From the perspective of a pregnant woman In the setting of rural communities How does the phenomenon of facility-based care Within an environment of poor transport, infrastructure and geographically remote facilities Compare with traditional birth attendants at home In the time period up to and including childbirth In relation to the woman’s perceptions and experiences?