TABLE 2

Statistics of the modified Delphi panel

Question numberRound 1 mean agreement %Round 2 mean agreement %Round 3 mean agreement %
ON - 1
FN - 1
7.0677.4898.5100
ON - 2
FN - 2
7.0677.278
ON - 3
FN - E
6.2566.472EE
ON - 4
FN - 3
7.483
ON - 5
FN - 4
6.6787.683
ON - 6
FN - 5
7.583
ON - 7
FN - 6
7.578
ON - 8
FN - 7
8.389
ON - 9
FN - 8
7.483
ON - 10
FN - 9
6.1567.6948.3100
ON - 11
FN - 10
7.378
ON - 12
FN - 11
7.989
ON - 13
FN - 12
8.189
ON - 14
FN - 13
8.7100
ON - 15
FN - 14
7.478
ON - 16
FN - 15
7.0677.689
ON - 17
FN - 16
7.378

The mean and agreement percentage of the modified Delphi panel were calculated. Questions 1 and 10 underwent major changes after the second round; therefore, the Guideline Development Group (GDG) decided to conduct a third round on both questions. ON: original number of the question; FN: final number of the question, E: eliminated question as agreed upon by the GDG.