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Table 1 Target behaviours with summary of number of barriers and ranking scales

From: Testing a systematic approach to identify and prioritise barriers to successful implementation of a complex healthcare intervention

Target behaviour Number of barriers Ranking scale range (influence)
(Higher rank = lower influence)
Ranking scale range (difficulty)
(Higher rank = least difficult)
Completed by professional group
Triaged as ATS Category 1 or 2 6 1–6 1–6 EN, EDr, SDr
Full assessment for rt-PA eligibility 9 1–9 1–9 EN, EDr, SN, SDr
All eligible patients receive rt-PA 9 1–9 1–9 EN, EDr, SN, SDr
Temperature taken on arrival 5 1–5 1–5 EN, EDr, SN, SDr
Treatment with paracetamol 4 1–4 1–4 EN, EDr, SN, SDr
Finger prick BGL on admission 2 1–2 1–2 EN, EDr, SN, SDr
Administration of insulin 7 1–7 1–7 EN, EDr, SN, SDr
NBM until a swallow screena 8 1–8 1–8 EN, SN, SP
Discharged to SU within 4 hb 4 1–4 1–4 EN,SN,BM
  1. Note: The definitive T3 trial intervention consists of 12 clinical care elements. The questionnaire included only 9 clinical care elements due to the following reasons:
  2. The clinical care element ‘venous BGL sent to lab on arrival to ED’ was not included due to limited evidence on barriers for this element
  3. a = broad heading for 2 sub-set of clinical care elements
  4. b = broad heading which combines 2 sub-set clinical care elements
  5. ATS Australasian Triage Scale, rt-PA Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator, BGL Blood Glucose Levels, NBM Nil By Mouth, SU Stroke Unit, EN Emergency Nurses, EDrs Emergency Drs, SN Stroke Nurses, SDr Stroke Doctors, SP Speech pathologists, BM Bed Managers