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Table 2 Round two scoring of elements for inclusion in the PARS taxonomy

From: A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS)

Taxonomy element Academic/Researcher (n = 16) PARS provider/ commissioner (n = 12) Both researcher and PARS provider (n = 6) Public health or healthcare professional (n = 9) All panellists (n = 43)
Median IQR Median IQR Median IQR Median IQR Median IQR
LEVEL 1 PARS classification
 1a) Primary classification 9.5 8.3–10.0 9.5 8.0–10.0 10.0 9.8–10.0 10.0 6.0–10.0 10.0 8.0–10.0
 1b) Provider 10.0 9.0–10.0 8.0 4.8–9.8 10.0 8.8–10.0 9.0 7.5–9.5 9.0 8.0–10.0
 1b) Setting 10.0 9.0–10.0 7.0 7.0–8.0 10.0 8.8–10.0 9.0 7.5–9.5 9.0 7.0–10.0
 1c) Conditions accepted (have or at risk of) 10.0 9.3–10.0 10.0 8.3–10.0 10.0 8.8–10.0 10.0 8.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0
 1d) Activity type 10.0 9.3–10.0 9.5 7.0–10.0 9.0 6.5–10.0 9.0 8.0–9.5 10.0 8.0–10.0
 1e) Funding 10.0 8.0–10.0 7.0 5.0–8.8 8.0 6.5–9.3 9.0 5.5–10.0 8.0 7.0–10.0
LEVEL 2 Scheme characteristics
 2a) Staff structure 9.0 7.3–10.0 8.5 3.5–9.8 9.5 5.8–10.0 8.0 4.5–8.5 9.0 6.0–10.0
 2b) Staff qualifications 10.0 9.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0 9.0 7.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0
 2c) Behaviour change theories 9.0 6.3–10.0 7.0 6.3–9.5 10.0 8.8–10.0 8.0 5.5–10.0 8.0 7.0–10.0
 2d) Behavioural change techniques 9.0 8.0–10.0 8.0 7.0–10.0 10.0 8.8–10.0 8.0 5.0–10.0 9.0 7.0–10.0
 2e) Referral source 9.0 7.0–10.0 8.0 7.0–10.0 9.5 7.8–10.0 9.0 7.5–10.0 9.0 7.0–10.0
 2f) Referrers 10.0 9.3–10.0 8.0 7.0–9.8 9.5 7.5–10.0 9.0 6.5–10.0 9.0 8.0–10.0
 2g) Referral process 9.5 6.5–10.0 8.0 7.0–10.0 10.0 8.5–10.0 8.0 4.5–10.0 9.0 7.0–10.0
 2h) Scheme duration 10.0 10.0–10.0 9.0 7.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0 10.0 8.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0
 2i) Session frequency 10.0 10.0–10.0 9.0 5.5–10.0 9.5 7.3–10.0 9.0 8.0–10.0 10.0 8.0–10.0
 2j) Session length 10.0 7.5–10.0 6.5 5.0–7.8 9.5 5.3–10.0 9.0 7.5–9.5 9.0 6.0–10.0
 2k) Session time 8.0 5.0–10.0 6.0 2.0–7.0 7.0 5.3–10.0 8.0 6.5–9.0 7.0 5.0–9.0
 2l) Session type 10.0 9.3–10.0 8.0 7.0–10.0 10.0 8.5–10.0 9.0 7.5–10.0 10.0 8.0–10.0
 2m) Equipment loana 5.0 3.3–7.8 0.5 0.0–5.0 6.0 4.5–7.0 5.0 4.0–7.0 5.0a 3.0–7.0
 2n) Exit routes 9.5 9.0–10.0 9.0 7.3–10.0 9.5 7.0–10.0 8.0 7.5–10.0 9.0 8.0–10.0
 2o) Action in case of non-attendance 9.5 9.0–10.0 8.5 4.3–10.0 10.0 7.5–10.0 8.0 7.5–10.0 9.0 8.0–10.0
 2p) Baseline assessment 10.0 10.0–10.0 10.0 9.3–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0 10.0 7.5–10.0 10.0 10.0–10.0
 2q) Exit assessment 10.0 10.0–10.0 10.0 10.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0 10.0 7.5–10.0 10.0 10.0–10.0
 2r) Feedback provided to referrer 10.0 9.0–10.0 7.0 5.0–9.8 9.0 7.0–10.0 8.0 7.5–9.5 9.0 7.0–10.0
 2s) Exclusion criteria 10.0 9.3–10.0 10.0 7.3–10.0 9.5 7.8–10.0 10.0 8.5–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0
LEVEL 3 Participant characteristics
 3a) Demographics 10.0 9.3–10.0 10.0 8.5–10.0 9.5 8.3–10.0 10.0 7.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0
 3b) Number of referrals 10.0 9.3–10.0 10.0 7.3–10.0 9.5 7.8–10.0 10.0 7.0–10.0 10.0 8.0–10.0
 3c) Uptake, attendance and adherence 10.0 10.0–10.0 10.0 8.5–10.0 9.5 8.5–10.0 10.0 8.0–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0
 3d) Measures of Change 10.0 10.0–10.0 10.0 8.5–10.0 9.5 8.5–10.0 10.0 8.5–10.0 10.0 9.0–10.0
  1. aExcluded from the final taxonomy