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Table 4 Round 2 Delphi scores

From: A core outcome set for studies evaluating interventions to prevent and/or treat delirium for adults requiring an acute care hospital admission: an international key stakeholder informed consensus study

Outcomes Overall Survivor/family (N = 7) Clinician (N = 42) Researcher (N = 28)
Mean (SD) % critical % critical % critical % critical
Delirium occurrence 8.6 (0.8) 97 86 98 100
Delirium duration 8.0 (1.0) 95 86 95 96
Adverse events/side effects 8.0 (1.0) 95 86 97 93
Mortality 8.3 (1.0) 93 100 90 96
Cognitive status 8.1 (1.0) 92 100 88 96
Delirium severity 8.0 (1.0) 92 100 93 89
Delirium resolution 7.7 (1.1) 87 71 93 82
Agitation 7.5 (1.2) 87 100 92 75
Use of antipsychotics/other medication for agitation 7.6 (1.3) 84 86 88 79
Activities of daily living 7.7 (1.2) 83 71 88 86
Patient emotional wellbeing 7.5 (1.1) 82 100 85 71
Sleep 7.4 (1.3) 81 100 85 70
Hospital disposition 7.6 (1.3) 80 71 80 71
Falls and other injuries 7.6 (1.4) 80 100 80 75
Physical restraint 7.4 (1.6) 79 86 88 64
Physical functioning 7.3 (1.2) 78 71 78 79
Delirium reoccurrence 7.4 (1.3) 78 86 83 68
Length of stay 7.4 (1.3) 78 86 81 71
Hospital readmission 7.3 (1.4) 75 71 76 75
Health-related quality of life 7.2 (1.2) 75 100 83 57
Sedation score/level indicating quality of sedation 7.1 (1.5) 73 86 74 67
New onset dementia 7.0 (1.6) 71 100 64 71
Costs 7.0 (1.4) 64 57 67 61
Caregiver burden 6.8 (1.4) 61 71 66 50
Pain score/level indicating quality of analgesia 6.8 (1.5) 58 86 60 48
Pressure ulcers 6.7 (1.3) 52 71 53 46
Delirium type 6.5 (1.5) 50 86 44 50
Analgesic drug use 6.6 (1.5) 49 71 50 41
Ability to participate in rehab 6.5 (1.7) 48 71 46 46
Pneumonia 6.7 (1.4) 45 71 43 43
Time to delirium onset 6.3 (1.6) 45 86 54 21
Patient/family satisfaction 6.3 (1.5) 40 86 49 14
Workload 6.1 (1.6) 40 83 41 25
Study intervention related process outcomes 6.2 (1.4) 39 29 37 36
Use of sitters 6.0 (1.6) 39 71 36 30
Family emotional wellbeing 6.2 (1.3) 36 71 49 7
Nutritional status 6.0 (1.6) 36 71 32 32
Staff satisfaction 5.7 (1.7) 32 71 26 25
Incontinence 5.8 (1.4) 31 43 33 25