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Table 4 Results of Delphi rounds 1 and 2 for people with T2DM

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 2 2 3 2
 Sex 2 1.75 2 1
 Self-efficacy 4 1   
Context-related characteristics
 Educational level 2 1   
 Income 2 2 2 2
 Social support 3 2 3 2
Health-related characteristics
 Quality of life 4 1   
 HbA1c 4 0   
 Weight 4 0.75   
 Diabetes duration 4 1   
 Diabetes medication 4 1   
 Diabetes related distress 4 1   
 Comorbidity 4 1   
 Genetics    4 2
 Insecurity/fear    3 2
  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