What is GRADE-CERQual?

GRADE-CERQual is an approach for assessing how much confidence to place in the findings of a qualitative evidence synthesis. The overall assessment of confidence (high, moderate, low, very low) is made on the basis of an assessment of four components: methodological limitations, coherence, adequacy, and relevance.

Examples of review findings and GRADE-CERQual assessents

Bohren MA, Vogel JP, Hunter EC, Lutsiv O, Makh SK, Souza JP, Aguiar C, Coneglian FS, Diniz AL, Tunçalp Ö, Javadi D. The mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities globally: a mixed-methods systematic review. PLoS Medicine. 2015 Jun 30;12(6):e1001847.

Examples of GRADE-CERQual assessments