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Table 3 Relevance groups for the CIM therapy methods

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.
Consensusb
Group 2: Relevantc
 1 Overview: Movement therapy 91
 2 General nutritional recommendations 89
 1 Overview: Phytotherapy 87
 1 Overview: Regulative therapy / Mind-Body medicine 87
 1 Overview: Dietetics 85
 2 Progressive muscle relaxation 83
 2 Mindfulness and meditation 82
 2 Exercise and endurance training 82
 1 Overview: Hydrotherapy 81
 2 Nutrition for food intolerances and allergies 81
 2 Stress management 80
Group 3: Partially relevantd
 1 Acupuncture 89
 1 Yoga 89
 2 Chiropractic 87
 2 Tai Chi 87
 1 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 86
 2 Dance and music therapy 86
 2 Diet for special wishes (Mediterranean, vegan, low-carb, etc.) 86
 2 Aromatherapy, embrocation 85
 2 Wraps and compresses 85
 2 Kneipp therapy 85
 2 Classical massages 85
 2 Art therapy 84
 2 Digital forms of relaxation 84
 2 Fascia therapy 84
 2 Medicinal plants, tea, tinctures 83
 2 Shiatsu 83
 2 Osteopathy 82
 2 Fasting 80
Group 4: Not relevante
 1 Neural therapy 79
 1 Homeopathy 76
 1 Anthroposophical medicine 74
 2 High-dose vitamins (orthomolecular therapy) 73
 2 (Foot zone) reflex therapy 71
 1 Cranio-sacral therapy 70
 1 Diverting procedures 68
 1 Ayurveda 67
 1 Tibetan medicine 66
 2 Kinesiology 57
 2 Schuessler salts 45
 2 Hildegard medicine 41
 2 Color therapy 38
 2 Bach flowers 37
 2 Reiki 30
 2 Iris diagnostics 27
  1. Note. Results from the first (n = 50) and second (n = 40) Delphi rounds. aSeven-point Likert scale (7 = highly 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; eTopics are assigned to Group 4 if < 80% of respondents gave a rating of 4–7 on the Likert scale