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Table 2 Relevance groups for the general topics on CIM

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

Delphi round Rating Questiona
Please assess the topics in terms of their relevance for an interprofessional teaching program.
Group 2: Relevantc
 1 Overview of methods in classical natural medicine 94
 1 Clarification and explanation of CIM terms 88
 1 Overview of methods in non-classical natural medicine 88
 1 Overview of effects and interactions of selected CIM therapies 84
Group 3: Partially relevantd
 1 Legal issues relating to CIM therapies 92
 1 Deepening the assessment of CIM evidence on the basis of selected studies 92
 2 Placebo 92
 2 Motivation for the demand for CIM services in the population 89
 1 Use of CIM therapies 89
 2 CIM in guidelines: Information and critical reflection 89
 2 Motives and reasons for using CIM therapies 87
 1 Supply structures and service providers 86
 2 Health of health professionals, resilience and burn-out prevention 81
 1 Overview of CIM databases and literature search via the Internet 80
Group 4: Not relevante
 2 Obstacles to and opportunities for using CIM from a provider perspective 78
 1 Historical and philosophical backgrounds of CIM therapy 77
  1. Note. Results from the first (n = 50) and second (n = 40) Delphi-rounds. aSeven-point Likert scale (7 = very relevant, 1 = not at all relevant); bPercentage of ratings on Likert scale 5–7 in Group 2, and Likert scale 4–7 in Group 3 and 4; cTopics are assigned to Group 2 if at least  80% of the respondents gave a rating of 5–7 on the Likert scale; dTopics are assigned to group 3 if at least 80% of respondents gave a rating of 4–7 on the Likert scale; 5eTopics are assigned to group 4 if < 80% of respondents gave a rating of 4–7 on the Likert scale