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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants of Rounds 1–3

From: What topics should we teach the parents of admitted neonates in the newborn care unit in the resource-limited setting - a Delphi study

  Round-1 (n = 10) Round-2 (n = 36) Round-3 (n = 40)
All Response rate All 10/11 (90.9%) 36/94 (38.2%) 40/93 (43.0%)
HCPs 5/6 (83.3%) 24/82 (29.3%) 30/83 (36.1%)
Parents 5/5 (100%) 12/12 (100%) 10/10 (100%)
Questionnaire administration Electronic NA 22 (61.1%) 26 (65.0%)
Paper   14 (38.9%) 14 (35.0%)
Role Parent 5 (50.0%) 12 (33.0%) 10 (25%)
Pediatricians 3 (30%) 13 (36.1%) 20 (50%)
General Practitioner 0 (0.0%) 6 (17.0%) 4 (10.0%)
Nurses and midwives 2 (10.0%) 5 (13.9%) 6 (53.0%)
Age 20–29 5 (50.0%) 11 (30.6%) 12 (30.0%)
30–39 4 (40.0%) 21 (58.3%) 23 (57.5%)
> 40 1 (10.0%) 4 (11.1%) 1 (2.5%)
Gender Male 1 (10.0%) 17 (47.2%) 16 (40.0%)
Female 9 (90.0%) 19 (52.8%) 24 (60.0%)
HCPs HCPs Main place of work Rwanda 5 (100%) 21 (88.0%) 26 (87.0%)
USA 0 (0%) 2 (8.0%) 2 (7.0%)
United Kingdom 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7.0%)
Tanzania 0 (0%) 1 (4.0%) 0 (0%)
HCPs Years of experience Mean 9.3 (±8.4) 5.2 (±4.9) 6.2 (±5.3)
HCPs - How often treating neonate Never or rarely 0 (0%) 4 (15.3%) 0 (0%)
Sometimes 1 (20.0%) 2 (7.7%) 4 (13.3%)
Frequently or very frequently 4 (80.0%) 20 (76.9%) 26 (86.7%)
Parents Parent Hospital MDH 3 (60.0%) 9 (75.0%) 4 (40.0%)
CHUK 2 (40.0% 3 (25.0%) 6 (60.0%)
Parent Social economic status 1–2 (Low) 1 (20.0%) 6 (50.0%) 3 (30.0%)
2–4 (High) 4 (80.0%) 6 (50.0%) 7 (70.0%)
Parental Residence Urban 4 (80.0%) 12 (100%) 8 (80.0%)
Rural 1 (20.0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20.0%)
Parent Education No education or primary 3 (60.0%) 6 (50.0%) 4 (44.4%)
Secondary or Higher 2 (40.0%) 6 (50.0%) 5 (55.6%)