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Table 4 Descriptive statistics for first round Delphi survey responses by care component

From: Developing content for a process-of-care checklist for use in intensive care units: a dual-method approach to establishing construct validity

Care component Median [IQR] Mode [Min – Max] % agree & strongly agree
Stress ulcer prevention 5 [4–5] 5 [4–5] 100
Pain 5 [4–5] 5 [3–5] 89
Head-of-bed elevation 4 [4–5] 4,5 [3–5] 89
Medications 5 [3.5–5] 5 [3–5] 78
Sedation 5 [3.5–5] 5 [2–5] 78
Glucose management 5 [3.5–5] 5 [2–5] 78
Nutrition 5 [3–5] 5 [2–5] 78
Readiness to wean from mech vent 5 [3–5] 5 [2–5] 78
DVT prophylaxis 4 [3.5–5] 4 [2–5] 78
  1. IQR inter-quartile range, Min minimum, Max maximum, Mech vent mechanical ventilation. Responses were scored 1 = strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = neither agree nor disagree; 4 = agree; 5 = strongly agree.