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Table 1 Participant characteristics in the three Delphi rounds and final workshop

From: Findings from a three-round Delphi study: essential topics for interprofessional training on complementary and integrative medicine

  

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Workshop

n = 50 (%)

n = 40 (%)

n = 36 (%)

n = 11 (%)

Gender

female

36 (72)

31 (78)

27 (75)

11 (100)

male

14 (28)

9 (23)

9 (25)

0

Country

German

47 (94)

37 (93)

33 (92)

11 (100)

German-speaking Switzerland

3 (6)

3 (8)

3 (8)

0

Age

mean (SD)

(range)

48 (11.9)

(24–66)

48 (11.7)

(24–66)

48 (11.8)

(24–66)

47 (9.6)

(26–58)

Professional fielda

Medicine

29 (58)

21 (53)

19 (53)

3 (27)

Therapy

10 (20)

10 (25)

9 (25)

0

Nursing

10 (20)

9 (23)

8 (22)

3 (27)

Midwifery

3 (6)

3 (8)

3 (8)

1 (9)

Social work/Public health

4 (8)

4 (10)

3 (8)

0

Other science

5 (10)

4 (10)

4 (11)

2 (18)

Patient representative

3 (6)

2 (5)

1 (3)

0

Student

5 (10)

3 (8)

3 (8)

2 (18)

Experience in education (educ.)a

Academic educ. (≥ 5 years)

30 (60)

25 (63)

22 (61)

Interprofessional educ.

24 (48)

20 (50)

18 (50)

Faculty development

22 (44)

18 (45)

16 (44)

Curriculum development

28 (56)

25 (63)

22 (61)

Experience in patient care  ≥ 3 yearsa

Inpatient care

28 (56)

23 (58)

21 (58)

Outpatient care

27 (54)

23 (58)

21 (58)

Prevention

19 (38)

18 (45)

15 (42)

Palliative care

6 (12)

4 (10)

4 (11)

Rehabilitation

15 (30)

11 (28)

10 (28)

Patient counseling

25 (50)

20 (50)

18 (50)

Application of CIM methods in professional practiceb

Phytotherapy

17 (34)

14 (35)

14 (39)

17 (34)

TCM, Acupuncture

10 (20)

9 (23)

9 (25)

10 (20)

Mind-body medicine

9 (18)

8 (20)

7 (19)

9 (18)

Hydrotherapy

8 (16)

6 (15)

6 (17)

8 (16)

Homeopathy

6 (12)

5 (13)

5 (14)

6 (12)

Exercise therapy

6 (12)

5 (13)

4 (11)

6 (12)

Aromatherapy

5 (10)

3 (8)

3 (8)

5 (10)

Anthroposophical medicine

4 (8)

3 (8)

3 (8)

4 (8)

Dietetics

3 (6)

3 (8)

2 (6)

3 (6)

Manual medicine

3 (6)

2 (5)

2 (6)

3 (6)

Massage

3 (6)

2 (5)

2 (6)

3 (6)

Acupressure

2 (4)

1 (3)

1 (3)

2 (4)

Other methodsc

7 (14)

4 (10)

3 (8)

7 (14)

No CIM application

24 (28)

21 (53)

17 (47)

24 (28)

  1. Note. Data are based on self-disclosure of the participants in the first round of the survey. aMultiple choice question, multiple answers possible; bText boxes, multiple answers possible; − = not recorded; cBach flowers, light-, breath-, autohaemo-, orthomolecular-, neural therapy, diverting procedures