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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