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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 for the working group using a modified Delphi process [25]

From: Scandinavian guidelines for initial management of minimal, mild and moderate head injuries in adults: an evidence and consensus-based update

  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 favor
Action Reject recommendation Indicates no consensus has been reached Accept recommendation