Table 2

A priori established seven-point response scale and criteria to determine acceptance, rejection or lack of consensus for recommendations and guidelines for the working group using a modified Delphi process [25]

Level of agreement


Strongly disagree

Disagree

Moderately disagree

Neither agree or disagree

Moderately agree

Agree

Strongly agree


Score

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Criteria

75% of respondents score ≤3 on the 7-point scale

All other situations

75% of respondents score 5≥ on the 7-point scale

Result

Consensus against

No consensus

Consensus in favor

Action

Reject recommendation

Indicates no consensus has been reached

Accept recommendation


Undén et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:50   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-50

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