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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents in the content validity testing

From: Outcomes of Moral Case Deliberation - the development of an evaluation instrument for clinical ethics support (the Euro-MCD)

Characteristics respondents Step I CVI* and individual think-aloud Step II CVI and focus group Step III CVI mailed Step IV CVI and individual think-aloud Step V CVI and focus groups Step VI CVI and focus group Step VII CVI and think-aloud Sum mean (range)
Participants 5 11 16 14 12 5 5 73
Female/male 4/1 8/3 11/5 10/4 9/3 3/2 5/0 50/18
Age (years) 53 48 - 54 45 53 45 49 (37–68)
Experience of MCD 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 15
Profession         
Nurse 3 4 2 5 2 1 5 22
Head/administrator 1 2 3 3 5 2   16
Ethicists/facilitators 3   4   7 1   15
Physician   2 3 1   1   7
Physiotherapist   3 1 1     5
Chaplain 1   2   2    5
Nurses assistant     3    5 8
Social scientist    2   2    4
Social worker    1 1     2
Other      1    1
Specialty         
Medicine   2 2 4 1    9
Surgery 1 2   4     7
Psychiatry   1 3   1    5
Neurology 1 2       3
Home nursing care     4   4 7 15
Paediatrics   2 1      3
Geriatrics/Pall med**    3 1     4
Habilitation      5 1   6
Ethics support service 2     5 1   8
Other 1 2 7 1    3 14
Country         
Sweden 5 11   14     30
Netherlands    7   12    19
Great Britain***    9      9
France       5   5
Norway        10 10
  1. *CVI = Content Validity Index [31] **Palliative medicine ***Members of UK Clinical Ethics Network.