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Table 5 Number of items retained at end of round 1 by patients and health professionals

From: Impact of question order on prioritisation of outcomes in the development of a core outcome set: a randomised controlled trial

Stakeholder group Participants (n) Outcome type Items retained at end of round 1a, n (%) Discordant items (%)
PRO first PRO last Retained by both groups Retained by PRO first only Retained by PRO last only Retained by neither group
Patients 59 57 PRO 14/38 0/38 16/38 8/38 42.1
   Clinical 28/30 2/30 0/30 0/30 13.3
Health professionals 40 31 PRO 5/38 7/38 2/38 24/38 23.7
   Clinical 12/30 10/30 1/30 7/30 36.7
Allb 99 88 PRO 17/38 1/38 13/38 7/38 36.8
   Clinical 28/30 2/30 0/30 0/30 6.7
  1. aItems were retained by each stakeholder group if they were scored 7–9 by 70% or more and 1–3 by < 15%
  2. bFor ‘all’ participants, items were retained if scored 7–9 by 70% or more and 1–3 by < 15% within either stakeholder group