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Table 2 A priori established seven-point response scale and criteria to determine acceptance, rejection or lack of consensus for recommendations and guidelines

From: Scandinavian guidelines for initial management of minor and moderate head trauma in children

  Level of agreement
  Strongly disagree Disagree Moderately disagree Neither agree or disagree Moderately agree Agree Strongly agree
Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Criteria 75 % of respondents score ≤ 3 on the 7-point scale All other situations 75 % of respondents score ≥ 5 on the 7-point scale
Result Consensus against No consensus Consensus in favour
Action Reject recommendation No consensus has been reached Accept recommendation