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Table 3 Summary of outcomes prioritised by using different approaches to the integration of stakeholders’ views

From: Exploring methods the for selection and integration of stakeholder views in the development of core outcome sets: a case study in reconstructive breast surgery

Single heterogeneous panel analysis (outcomes prioritised by all participants combined ignoring stakeholder groups) (n = 10) Two heterogeneous panel analysis (outcomes prioritised considering professionals and patients separately but ignoring prespecified subgroups) (n = 12) Multiple homogeneous panel analysis (outcomes prioritised considering professional and patients subgroups separately) (n = 18)
Short-term complications (n = 3) Short-term complications (n = 4) Short-term complications (n = 6)
 Implant-related complications
 Flap-related complications
 Major complications
Wound-related complications (Pt)
Implant-related complications (Both)
Flap-related complications (Both)
Major complications (Both)
Systemic complications (Pt-SG3, Pt-SG4)
Bleeding-related complications (Pt-SG1, Pt-SG2, Pt-SG3, Pt-SG4)
Wound-related complications (P-SG) (Pt-SG1, Pt-SG2, Pt-SG3, Pt-SG4)
Implant-related complications (all)
Flap-related complications (all)
Major complications (all)
Long-term complications (n = 0) Long-term complications (n = 1) Long-term complications (n = 3)
  Unplanned surgery for any reason (Pt) Long-term implant-related complications (P-SG) (Pt-SG1, Pt-SG2, Pt-SG3)
Donor-site complications (Pt-SG3)
Unplanned surgery for any reason (P-SG) (Pt-SG1, Pt-SG2, Pt-SG3, Pt-SG4)
Psychosocial issues (n = 5) Psychosocial issues (n = 5) Psychosocial issues (n = 6)
 Self-esteem
 Body image
 Normality
 Emotional well-being
 Quality of life
Self-esteem (Both)
Body image (P)
Normality (Both)
Emotional well-being (Both)
Quality of life (Both)
Self-esteem (all)
Body image (all)
Normality (all)
Emotional well-being (all)
Sexual well-being (P-SG)
Quality of life (all)
Cosmesis (n = 2) Cosmesis (n = 2) Cosmesis (n = 3)
 Patient-reported cosmetic outcome
 Women’s cosmetic satisfaction
Patient-reported cosmetic outcome (Both)
Women’s cosmetic satisfaction (Both)
Patient-reported cosmetic outcome (all)
Objective cosmetic outcome (Pt-SG1, Pt-SG3)
Women’s cosmetic satisfaction (all)
  1. Items in italics are those identified as the top 10 priorities at each stage of the analysis by a specific stakeholder group or subgroup ; group or subgroup prioritising the outcome is given in brackets
  2. P professional group, P-SG professional subgroup, Pt patient group, Pt-SG1 patient subgroup 1 (type of reconstructive surgery), Pt-SG2 patient subgroup 2 (timing of reconstructive surgery), Pt-SG3 patient subgroup 3 (age of women undergoing reconstruction), Pt-SG4 patient subgroup 4 (time since breast reconstruction)