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Table 2 Profile of the nurses participating in Delphi rounds

From: Development of nursing quality care process metrics and indicators for intellectual disability services: a literature review and modified Delphi consensus study

CharacteristicRound 1
n = 233
n (%)
Round 2
n = 218
n (%)
Round 3
n = 234
n (%)
Round 4
n = 177
n (%)
Grade
 Staff Nurse72 (30.9)56 (25.7)68 (29.1)56 (31.6)
 CNM1a29 (12.4)35 (16.1)29 (12.4)16 (9.0)
 CNM2a47 (20.2)48 (22.0)43 (18.4)28 (15.8)
 CNM3a14 (6.0)15 (6.9)16 (6.8)10 (5.6)
 Clinical Nurse Specialist13 (5.6)12 (5.5)10 (4.3)9 (5.1)
 Director of Nursing11 (4.7)8 (3.7)8 (3.4)7 (4.0)
 Assistant Director of Nursing3 (1.3)4 (1.8)7 3.0)6 (3.4)
 Educator4 (1.7)5 (2.3)5 (2.1)1 (0.6)
 Other26 (11.2)24 (11.0)35 (15.0)30 (17.0)
 Not indicated14 (6.0)11 (5.0)13 (5.5)14 (7.9)
 n = 100bn = 99bn = 96bn = 94b
Average years of experience20.020.821.620.8
 Range1–401–401–401–40
 n = 151bn = 130bn = 152bn = 108b
Health Service Regionsn (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
Region 148 (31.8)42 (32.3)48 (31.5)32 (29.6)
Region 216 (10.6)14 (10.8)16 (10.5)12 (11.1)
Region 335 (23.2)30 (23.1)35 (23.0)21 (19.4)
Region 452 (34.4)44 (33.8)53 (35.0)43 (39.9)
  1. aCNM Clinical nurse manager (with levels 1, 2, and 3)
  2. bThose who provided information on years of experience and region they worked in