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Table 3 Consensus for outcomes for acute respiratory symptoms, health care utilisation, and exposure to tobacco and breastfeeding status from 1 to 6 months of age

From: Respiratory, birth and health economic measures for use with Indigenous Australian infants in a research trial: a modified Delphi with an Indigenous panel

Item Round 2 n = 8 Round 3 n = 8 Consensus
Has your baby had wheeze or whistle in the past 4 weeks? 4 7
Has your baby had a moist or wet cough in the past 4 weeks? 6 7
Has your baby had a dry cough in the past 4 weeks? 6 7
Has your baby had shortness of breath in the past 4 weeks? 4 7*
Has your baby had an earache in the past 4 weeks? 4 7*
Has your baby had a runny nose in the past 4 weeks? 4 7*
Does your baby have a cough today? 6 5*
Have you been worried about your baby’s health for any reason in the past 4 weeks? 5 7*
If yes, what have you been worried about? 4 8*
Has your baby been hospitalised in the past 4 weeks? 6 7*
If yes, what were the reasons your baby went to hospital? 5 7*
If yes, how many days was your baby hospitalised? 6 7*
Has your baby been to see a doctor at any time in the past 4 weeks? 5 7*
If yes, what were the reasons? 5 7
Has your baby been given medications in the past 4 weeks? 6 7*
Has exposure to tobacco smoke changed? 7
Has breastfeeding changed in the past 4 weeks? 6 8*
Any out of pocket expenses to care for your baby’s sickness? 4 3
Has your baby had any feeding difficulties in the past 4 weeks? 4 3
Has your baby had a fever/temp/feel hot in the past 4 weeks? 2
Has your baby had chills in the past 4 weeks? 1
Has your baby vomited in the past 4 weeks? 1
Has your baby had diarrhea in the past 4 weeks? 1
Has your baby had irritability in the past 4 weeks? 0
Has your baby had increased tiredness in the past 4 weeks? 0
Has your baby had unsettled sleep in the past 4 weeks? 0
Has your baby had fast breathing in the past 4 weeks? 4 0
How many days has your baby had the cough for? 6 6
Are you worried about your baby’s cough becoming worse? 5 1
What is your baby’s cough like in daytime? 5 0
What is your baby’s cough like in night time? 5 0
Total number of days the baby was in hospital. 3
Anything else that affects your family getting health care for your baby? 4 3
If yes, how many times has the baby been to the doctor? 3
Total number of days baby was in hospital 3
Amount of time spent from work/home to get health care for baby? 3
How many hours per week have been spent getting health care for your baby? 1
Has your baby been given antibiotics in the past 4 weeks? 6 1
What is the name of the hospital? 0
Has any person in the baby’s household had a respiratory illness? 2
Has your baby seen any other health professional? 5 4
How many times has your baby been to see the health professional? 3 5
Reason (s) baby seen by other health professional 3 7
Total 43 28 17
  1. * Rule of combining ‘very essential’ and ‘somewhat essential’ enacted