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Table 1 Statements of the Delphi questionnaire

From: Expert consensus on the development of a health-related questionnaire for the pediatric field of Korean medicine: a Delphi study

Section Statements
Conceptualization 1. It is necessary to develop a standardized questionnaire that can be used by KMDs in KM treatment for children or in research.
2. The <KM pediatric questionnaire> should measure various areas constituting pediatric health.
3. The <KM pediatric questionnaire> should measure the body functions of children.
4. The <KM pediatric questionnaire> should measure activities and participation of children.
5. The <KM pediatric questionnaire> should be based on the <Five Viscera Weak Children Questionnaire>.
6. The <KM pediatric questionnaire> should provide a total score.
7. The <KM pediatric questionnaire> should provide a score for each area.
Construction Age Range 1. A < KM pediatric questionnaire> should be developed for children aged 1–5.
2. A < KM pediatric questionnaire> should be developed for children aged 6–9.
3. A < KM pediatric questionnaire> should be developed for children aged 0–20.
Response Options 4. It is appropriate to use Likert scales when responding to the <KM pediatric questionnaire>.
5. It is appropriate to use visual analogue scales when responding to the <KM pediatric questionnaire>.
6. It is appropriate to use dichotomic (yes/no) response options when responding to the <KM pediatric questionnaire>.
Recall Period 7. It is appropriate to ask about the last 1 month.
8. It is appropriate to ask about the last 3 months.
9. It is appropriate to ask about the last 6 months.
10. It is appropriate to ask about the last 1 year.
Items How much do you agree that “the following items should be included in the questionnaire”? chills / cold hands and feet / hyperhidrosis / headache / dizziness and giddiness / arthralgia / chest discomfort / abdominal pain / vomiting / anorexia / thirst / diarrhea / constipation / frequent urination / sleeping disorder / fatigue / vitality / complexion / dry skin / frequent infections / rhinorrhea/nasal obstruction / epistaxis / being easily startled / anxiety / sensitivity
Sources of content Sources of content How important do you think the following materials are to the development of the questionnaire?
1. Focus group interview (child)
2. Focus group interview (parents)
3. Focus group interview (experts)
4. Existing pediatric PROM
Literature references 5. KM pediatrics textbook
6. TCM pediatrics textbook
7. Conventional medicine pediatrics textbook
8. Articles using <Five Viscera Weak Children Questionnaire>
9. Articles on pediatric PROM