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Table 4 Relevance groups for treatment reasons concerning CIM

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

Rating Questiona
Please assess the topics in terms of their relevance for an interprofessional teaching program
Group 1: Highly relevantc
 Reasons for seeking care
  Fatigue, exhaustion, general weakness 83
  Generalized pain, pain at multiple localizations 81
  Insomnia 81
  Back pain 80
 Disease patterns
  Irritable bowel syndrome 80
Group 2: Relevantd
 Reasons for seeking care
  Headache 90
  Fear and anxiety 84
  Pain in the extremities and joints 84
  Complaints without identifiable physical cause 83
 Disease patterns
  Chronic back pain 93
  Burnout 90
  Migraine 86
  Depression 83
  Menopause, climacteric (menopause) 83
  Anxiety disorders 80
 Patient groups
  Oncology, survivors: Support for cancer-related fatigue 93
  Oncological patients: Support during radiation 81
  Oncological patients: Support after surgery 80
  Oncological patients: Support for complaints caused by chemotherapy 80
Group 3: Partially relevante
 Reasons for seeking care
  Abnormal menstrual periods and cycle irregularities 87
 Disease patterns
  Obesity 94
  Metabolic syndrome 89
  Fibromyalgia syndrome 87
  Atopic eczema/neurodermatitis 84
  Chronic and acute bronchitis 84
  Arthrosis 83
  Chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases 83
  Essential hypertension 82
  Bronchial asthma 81
  Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) 81
  Infections of the kidney and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis) 80
  Diabetes mellitus type 2 80
 Patient groups
  Healthy: Support for the development of self- and health competence 90
Group 4: Not relevantf
 Reasons for seeking care
  Cough 77
  Fever 71
  High-risk pregnancy and pregnancy problems like hyperemesis (vomiting) 70
  Sore throat 69
  Pregnancy (without known symptoms) 61
 Disease patterns
  Allergic rhino conjunctivitis/allergic rhinosinusitis (hay fever) 72
  Diabetes mellitus type 1 61
 Patient groups
  Pediatrics: Pediatric diseases 76
  Puerperium: Support during breastfeeding, milk congestion 76
  Puerperium: Support for regression 75
  Injuries and wounds: Support of the healing process 74
  Healthy: Support for susceptibility to infection 74
  1. Note. Results from the third Delphi round (n = 36). aSeven-point Likert scale (7 = very relevant, 1 = not at all relevant); bPercentage of ratings on Likert scale 6–7 in Group 1, 5–7 in Group 2, and Likert scale 4–7 in Group 3 and 4; cTopics are assigned to Group 1 if at least  80% of the respondents gave a rating of 6–7 on the Likert scale; dTopics are assigned to Group 2 if at least 80% of respondents gave a rating of 4–7 on the Likert scale; eTopics are assigned to Group 3 if at least 80% of respondents gave a rating of 4–7 on the Likert scale; fTopics are assigned to Group 4 if < 80% of respondents gave a rating of 4-7 on the Likert scale.