Table 4 Stakeholder evaluations of the guidelines

From: Evidence-based scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury: an update and a new guideline

  SCI consumers SCI clinicians
Questions Fitness guideline CM health guideline Fitness guideline CM health guideline
  N M (SD) n M (SD) N M (SD) n M (SD)
Is the guideline appropriate for all individuals with SCI? 44 4.59 (2.03) 44 4.41 (1.70) 13 4.54 (1.94) 13 4.77 (1.69)
Is the guideline realistic if the person is motivated and has all resources necessary? 45 5.87 (1.38) 45 5.51 (1.41) 13 6.31 (0.95) 13 5.92 (1.12)
Does the guideline reflect the amount, type, and intensity of PA that people with SCI are likely to do? 45 4.53 (1.71) 45 4.11 (1.92) 12 4.25 (1.49) 13 4.46 (1.39)
How confident are you that you can meet this guideline? 45 5.29 (2.00) 44 4.55 (1.90)     
How confident are you that people with paraplegia can meet this guideline? 43 5.16 (1.85) 44 4.98 (1.85) 13 5.92 (.86) 13 5.00 (1.41)
How confident are you that people with tetraplegia can meet this guideline? 38 4.03 (1.75) 36 3.83 (1.65) 13 4.38 (1.66) 13 3.69 (1.55)
Does the guideline provide useful information for people with SCI? 45 5.53 (1.47) 45 5.18 (1.57) 13 5.54 (1.71) 13 5.62 (1.33)
Does the guideline provide useful information for health care providers and fitness professionals? 45 5.38 (1.70) 42 5.07 (1.60) 13 5.92 (1.61) 13 5.85 (1.41)
Does the guideline provide clear instructions about how much PA should be done in a week? 45 5.49 (1.95) 45 5.60 (1.54) 13 5.62 (1.81) 13 5.62 (1.61)
Does the guideline provide clear instructions about the intensity level of PA? 45 5.13 (1.85) 45 5.22 (1.74) 13 4.77 (2.09) 13 4.77 (1.64)
Does the guideline provide clear instructions about how much PA should be done in one session? 45 4.44 (2.05) 45 5.29 (1.70) 13 4.92 (1.75) 13 5.62 (1.26)
If you are a health care provider or fitness professional, would you use this in your practice?      13 6.08 (1.55) 11 6.00 (1.41)
  1. Note. All Items were rated on a 7-point scale with higher scores indicating more positive ratings. N fluctuates because some participants declined to respond to some questions
  2. CM cardiometabolic, PA physical activity