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Table 1 Results from validation of the simplified framework by question (%)

From: AIMD - a validated, simplified framework of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into health practices, systems, and policies

Validation question [n publications]   Active ingredients Causal mechanisms Mode of delivery or application Intended targets
Q1. Does simplified framework version 1 represent the domains described within existing terminology schemas? Represented 96 59 73 80
Fully 88 57 59 78
Partly 8 2 14 2
Absent 4 41 27 20
Kappa 0.475: moderate strength of agreementa
Q2. Is simplified framework version 1 represented in published primary studies? Represented 81 92b 82 100
Fully 70 92 59 100
Partly 11 0 22 0
Absent 19 8 19 0
Kappa 0.725: substantial strength of agreementb
Q3. Is simplified framework version 1 represented in major reporting guidelines? Represented 95 100 95 95
Fully 60 65 50 45
Partly 35 35 45 50
Absent 5 0 5 5
Kappa 0.364: fair strength of agreementa
  1. aInterpretation of strength of agreement based upon Landis and Koch [35]
  2. bKappa based upon agreement when judgement of representativeness of causal mechanisms included both ‘explicit’ and ‘non-explicit causal mechanisms