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Table 1 Stakeholder ratings of interview derived outcomes

From: Methodology in core outcome set (COS) development: the impact of patient interviews and using a 5-point versus a 9-point Delphi rating scale on core outcome selection in a COS development study

   Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Survey Survey Survey
Outcome Stakeholder Group 5 PT (%)a 9PT (%)a 5 PT (%)a 9PT (%)a 5 PT (%)a 9PT (%)a
Pain character/type Clinician 77 67 81 83 82 72
  Clinician/Researcher 61 40 68 43 42 29
  Patient 90 73 86 83 70 63
  Researcher 60 54 50 36 30 27
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 100 67 100 80 67 80
Need for a Mobility Aid Clinician 81 73 84 72 75
  Clinician/Researcher 70 53 74 43 58
  Patient 85 73 79 75 60
  Researcher 80 46 60 64 20
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 100 67 67 60 100
Perceived Body Imbalance Clinician 47 56 26 34
  Clinician/Researcher 48 33 26 29
  Patient 70 68 57 58
  Researcher 40 15 0 27
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 100 17 33 40
Sexual Functioningb Clinician 86 79 87 79 75
  Clinician/Researcher 70 67 84 79 68
  Patient 80 64 79 42 70
  Researcher 80 69 70 73 70
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 100 83 67 60 100
Family Life Impactb Clinician 93 79 97 93 93 84
  Clinician/Researcher 87 73 79 71 95 50
  Patient 90 91 100 83 100 63
  Researcher 90 85 100 73 100 64
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 100 83 100 60 100 80
Social Life Impactb Clinician 91 81 87 83 71 80
  Clinician/Researcher 87 67 84 64 84 50
  Patient 85 86 86 75 80 50
  Researcher 80 85 90 82 90 55
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 100 83 67 80 100 100
Emotional Symptomsb Clinician 74 81 74 90 75
  Clinician/Researcher 83 67 79 64 79
  Patient 80 86 79 83 80
  Researcher 90 77 70 55 70
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 60 83 67 40 33
Frustration Clinician 72 67 35 55
  Clinician/Researcher 43 40 32 7
  Patient 80 82 71 67
  Researcher 40 23 40 27
  Service Provider/Policy Maker 60 50 67 60
  1. a% of each stakeholder groups that rated the outcome as “important” on each scale (5 point and 9 point); (−) Indicates that the outcome did not go through to the corresponding Delphi survey round and subsequently was not rated by stakeholder groups; b Denotes outcomes that were included in the preliminary COS after round 3 of the Delphi