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Table 2 Results of Delphi round 1 and round 2 for healthcare providers

From: Relevant patient characteristics for estimating healthcare needs according to healthcare providers and people with type 2 diabetes: a Delphi survey

  Round 1 Round 2
Median IQR Median IQR
Person-related characteristics
 Age 4 0   
 Sex 3 1 2 1
 Self-efficacy 5 1   
 Lifestyle    5 1
 Taking responsibility for disease    5 1
Context-related characteristics
 Educational level 4 1   
 Income 3 1   
 Social support    4 1
 Cultural background    4 1
 Profession    3 1
 Financial situation    4 1
 Language barrier    4 0
Health-related characteristics
 Quality of life 4 1   
 HbA1c 4 0   
 Systolic blood pressure 4 0   
 LDL-cholesterol 4 1   
 Triglycerides 3 1.75 2 1
 Body mass index 4 1   
 Cardiovascular disease 4 1   
 Nephropathy 5 1   
 Retinopathy 4 1   
 Neuropathy 4 1   
 Diabetes duration 4 1   
 Diabetes medication 4 0   
 Diabetes related distress 4 0   
 Co-morbidity    4 1
 Psychological characteristics    4 0
 Emotional characteristics    4 0
  1. Relevance of characteristics: median 1–2 = not relevant, median 3 = uncertain and median 4–5 = relevant
  2. Consensus: IQR ≤ 1.5 = consensus, IQR > 1.5 = no consensus
  3. Characteristics with a median of 3 and/or IQR > 1.5 in the first round, were presented again in the Delphi survey second round
  4. Characteristics that were added by HCPs in the first round were presented in the Delphi survey in the second round