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Table 1 Postreading conclusions evaluated in comparison with prior beliefs of the participantsa

From: Interpreting systematic reviews: are we ready to make our own conclusions? A cross-sectional study

  Prior beliefs
Postreading conclusions, n(%) Appropriate Inappropriate Unsure Total
Appropriate 163 (80.3%) 70 (47.0%) 62 (45.3%) 295 (60.4%)
Inappropriate 39 (19.2%) 74 (49.7%) 33 (24.1%) 146 (29.8%)
Did not understand 1 (0.5%) 5 (3.3%) 42 (30.7%) 48 (9.8%)
Total 203 (100%) 149 (100%) 137 (100%) 489 (100%)
  1. aAll numbers and percentages are based on the number of encounters. Percentages shown are for each column. "Appropriate" means in line with the direction of the reference standards, and "inappropriate" means the opposite of the direction of the reference standards. The overall level of agreement between postreading conclusions and prior beliefs were κ = 0.22 ± 0.03 (SE) and P < 0.001.