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This study used a modified Delphi technique by combining the Delphi technique and the nominal group technique [31]. These ... The Delphi technique is a decision-making multistage technique among anonymous experts, whereas the nominal group technique ... The combined Delphi technique and nominal group technique in this study was used to obtain multidisciplinary consensus among ... two email rounds according to the criteria of the Delphi technique, and one meeting using the nominal group technique. An ...
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Delphi technique. The Delphi technique is a structured interactive method involving repetitive administration of anonymous ... There are a number of techniques including the Delphi technique51-,53 and the RAND appropriateness method54 which have been ... There is limited evidence of the validity of quality measures derived using the Delphi technique.41,52 The Delphi procedure has ... necessitating the use of other methods of development including consensus techniques (such as the Delphi technique and the RAND ...
*  Wiley: Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industry - Mohamed A. El-Reedy Delphi Technique 297. Nominal Group Technique 298. Crawford Slip 299 ... Oil and gas projects have special characteristics that need a different technique in project management. The development of any ...
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You misrepresent the delphi technique. They key is not anonymity. They key is that answers to questions and comments on these ... Consider the "Delphi Technique" developed at RAND - where the experts pool their knowledge in multiple rounds anonymously. ... Consider the "Delphi Technique" developed at RAND - where the experts pool their knowledge in multiple rounds anonymously. ...
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Management of the Injured Patient: Identification of Research Topics for Systematic Review Using the Delphi Technique. Nathens ...
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The techniques used for quantitative risk analysis are indicated in the bar chart in Figure 6. Most of these techniques are ... 6 TECHNIQUES TO BE USED IN THE PROPOSED PROCESS. Risk management is used extensively throughout the mining and project ... Risk simulation techniques to aid project cost and time planning and management, Risk Management, 4(1) pp. 41-60. [ Links ]. ... The tools and techniques that were used on the project studies to complete the qualitative risk analyses are indicated in ...
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Adapted from Thornton, 2000.) 2) Delphi technique. The Delphi technique (or simply, "Delphi") has been widely used in the ... In Delphi, the selection of the "expert" panel is crucial and can skew the results. The technique avoids the problems sometimes ... Delphi consists of a series of questionnaires sent to a group of experts, who usually remain anonymous and never meet face-to- ... But this technique has fatal flaws that cannot easily be overcome. So how can we make good decisions? Transforming American Law ...
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Explain Delphi Technique in Demand Forecasting. interactive forecasting method which relies on a panel of experts. Technical ... The Delphi method is a structured communication technique.• Intentions and expectations surveys Methods that rely on ... Unaided judgment Delphi Technique Game theory Judgmental bootstrapping Simulated interaction For more detail: . To reiterate ... CPM . Explain CPM Technique in network technique. some of which must be performed sequentially and others that can be performed ...
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Identifying appropriate tasks for the preregistration year: modified Delphi technique. British Medical Journal 1999, 319(7204 ...
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Wilkes L (2015) Using the Delphi technique in nursing research. Nursing Standard 29, 43-49.. , Using the Delphi technique in ... Application of the Delphi technique to rural tourism project evaluation.CrossRef , Burris S, Hancock T, Lin V, Herzog A (2007) ... The Delphi technique: an untapped approach of participatory research.CrossRef , Maier F, Meyer M, Steinbereithner M (2016) ... Hasson F, Keeney S (2011) Enhancing rigour in the Delphi technique research. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78, ...
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Three decision-making aids: brainstorming, nominal group, and Delphi technique. J Nurs Staff Dev 1994; 10:62-65.. * Cited Here ... The group members voted on each recommendation, using the nominal voting technique. Expert opinion was used where no randomized ... The consensus was formally achieved through nominal group technique, a structured quantitative method. The group anonymously ...
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Goodman CM: The Delphi technique: a critique. J Adv Nurs. 1987, 12: 729-734. 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1987.tb01376.x.CrossRefPubMed ... The scientific value of Delphi Surveys and NGTs has been questioned [75, 76]. However, consensus methods continue to be a ... Sackman H: Delphi critique; expert opinion, forecasting, and group process. 1974, Lexington, Mass.,: Lexington BooksGoogle ... The consensus process was based upon a four-stage modified nominal group technique (NGT) that included a consensus meeting [39 ...
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Hsu CC, Sandford BA: The Delphi Technique: Making Sense of consensus. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation 2007; 12(10 ... The remaining studies used either a mix of techniques, without separating patient outcomes based on technique or did not report ... The sensitivities across techniques ranged from 66.7% to 100% with five studies reporting values of 100% (MRI-STIR, DW-MRI with ... Improved imaging techniques. A major question among patients who are undergoing treatment for localized, higher-risk prostate ...
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We employed a Delphi technique to generate propositions and to reach consensus in an unbiased democratic fashion, and undertook ... Consensus about the propositions was reached using the Delphi technique. The initial propositions were collated into a single ... Propositions receiving less than 50% of the votes but more than three votes entered the next Delphi round. The Delphi exercise ... After the Delphi exercise, the proposition-specific search was undertaken to identify evidence for each specific proposition. ...
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The modified Delphi technique enables each panelist to express individual interpretations of the evidence and his or her expert ... Modified Delphi Technique. The appropriateness ratings for each of the procedures included in the Appropriateness Criteria ... Imaging techniques classified as investigational by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not been considered in ... In addition, emerging techniques have proven to be promising in the assessment of pulmonary parenchymal and pulmonary perfusion ...
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Rowe, G., & Wright, G. (2001). Expert opinions in forecasting: The role of the Delphi technique. In Armstrong, J. S. (Ed.), ... Rowe, G., & Wright, G. (2001). Expert opinions in forecasting: The role of the Delphi technique. In Armstrong, J. S. (Ed.), ... We examine alternative approaches to using experts to forecast acts of terrorism: these include the Delphi technique and ... For example, might some game-theoretic analysis aid forecasting under some conditions? Can Delphi technique or prediction ...
*  Developing a core outcome set for infant colic for primary, secondary and tertiary care settings: a prospective study | BMJ Open
Using a modified Delphi technique, both HCPs and parents of infants with IC were approached to identify relevant outcomes. ... In several paediatric fields, such as asthma and acute diarrhoea, the Delphi technique was used to identify outcomes, relevant ... Methods The COS was developed using a modified Delphi technique. First, healthcare professionals (HCPs) and parents of infants ... Results F of invited stakeholders (133 HCPs and 55 parents of infants with IC) completed both Delphi rounds. Duration of crying ...
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Brainstorming, nominal group technique and Delphi technique are methods of group decision making. ... There are several methods of group decision making which are brainstorming, nominal group technique and the Delphi technique. ... to the panel members via the questionnaire form and they are asked to propose solutions.3 Delphi Technique Delphi technique is ... Enlargement and Enrichment 3.3 Delphi Technique 2.2 Job Rotation.6.2 Nominal Group Technique 2.2 Path-goal Model 4.4 Span of ...
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Crance, J.H. (1987) Guidelines for using the Delphi Technique to Develop Habitat Suitability Index Curves. Biological Report No ... Such a procedure, called the Delphi technique, has been applied broadly before, for example in habitat suitability indices of ... Next article in issue: Molecular techniques, wildlife management and the importance of genetic population structure and ... Next article in issue: Molecular techniques, wildlife management and the importance of genetic population structure and ...
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Thus, a Delphi study could be considered a type of virtual meeting or as a group decision technique, though it appears to be a ... Although the Delphi has typically been utilized as a quantitative technique (Rowe & Wright, 1999), researchers have rigorously ... Even though Delphi studies usually present valued consensus seeking techniques, no universal definition of consensus exists for ... Plant Blindness An Exploration and Instrument Development using the Delphi Technique. Physical Description: 1 online resource ( ...
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Consulting the oracle: ten lessons from using the Delphi technique in nursing research. J Adv Nurs 2006;53:205-12. doi:10.1111/ ... Research guidelines for the Delphi survey technique. J Adv Nurs 2000;32:1008-15. ... We used the Delphi method to collect experts' opinions. The Delphi method7-9 is a validated consensus process, frequently used ... Delphi method. This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial ( ...
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The study adopted the Delphi technique to reach a consensus on several topics. Issues related to execution of KRAS testing were ... The established techniques enable us to define the optimal PDT settings for future studies in animal models. They are an easy ... Nerve excitability techniques have been established as a tool to examine the development and severity of chemotherapy-induced ... Nerve excitability techniques are feasible in the clinical setting, with each test requiring only 5 -10 minutes to complete. ...
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I have to discuss the following concepts and describe their relevance to Ford Motor Company: a) Risk measurement techniques - ... Another popular risk measurement technique that can be used by Ford is Delphi Technique. As we all know that slowdown in ... a) Risk measurement techniques - in 300 words In a large corporation such as Ford Motor Company that has several divisions and ... b) Risk management techniques - in 300 words. Note: For this assignment, please make reference to the attached risk management ...

(1/577) The identification of agreed criteria for referral following the dental inspection of children in the school setting.

AIM: To clarify the function of the school based dental inspection. OBJECTIVE: For representatives of the Community Dental Service, General Dental Service and Hospital Dental Service to identify an agreed set of criteria for the referral of children following school dental inspection. DESIGN: Qualitative research methodology used to establish a consensus for the inclusion of referral criteria following dental screening. SETTING: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. MATERIALS: A Delphi technique was used to establish a consensus amongst the study participants on the inclusion of nine possible criteria for referral following dental screening. All participants scored each criterion in the range 1-9, with a score of 1 indicating that referral of individuals with the condition should definitely not take place, and a score of 9 indicating referral should definitely take place. Referral criteria were accepted only if they achieved a group median score of 7 or more, with an interquartile range of three scale points, with the lower value being no less than 7. RESULTS: Four of the nine possible criteria met the agreed group standard for inclusion: 'Sepsis', 'Caries in the secondary dentition', 'Overjet > 10 mm', and 'Registered & caries in the permanent dentition'. CONCLUSION: It is possible to agree clear criteria for the referral of children following the school dental inspection.  (+info)

(2/577) Hospital restructuring and the changing nature of the physical therapist's role.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was conducted to identify role behavior changes of acute care physical therapists and changes in the organizational and professional context of hospitals following restructuring. METHODS: A Delphi technique, which involved a panel of 100 randomly selected acute care physical therapy managers, was used as the research design for this study. Responses from rounds 1 and 2 were synthesized and organized into exhaustive and mutually exclusive categories for round 3. Data obtained from round 3 were used to develop a comprehensive perspective on the changes that have occurred. RESULTS: Changed role behaviors in patient care and professional interaction, including increased emphasis on evaluation, planning, teaching, supervising, and collaboration, appeared to be extensions of unchanged role behaviors. Reported changes in the structural and professional context of physical therapy services included using critical pathways to guide care, providing services system-wide, and using educational activities and meetings to maintain a sense of community. The importance of professionalism to physical therapists' work was identified and related to specific role behavior changes. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: The changing role of physical therapists in acute care hospitals includes an increased emphasis on higher-level skills in patient care and professional interaction and the continuing importance of professionalism.  (+info)

(3/577) Development of indicators for quality assurance in public health medicine.

OBJECTIVES: To develop structure, process, and outcome indicators within a quality rating index for audit of public health medicine. DESIGN: Development of an audit matrix and indicator of quality through a series of group discussions with public health physicians, from which self administered weighted questionnaires were constructed by a modified Delphi technique. SETTING: Five Scottish health boards. SUBJECTS: Public health physicians in the five health boards. MAIN MEASURES: Indicators of quality and a quality rating index for seven selected service categories for each of seven agreed roles of public health medicine: assessment of health and health care needs in information services, input into managerial decision making in health promotion, fostering multisectoral collaboration in environmental health services, health service research and evaluation for child services, lead responsibility for the development and/or running of screening services, and public health medicine training and staff development in communicable disease. RESULTS: Indicators in the form of questionnaires were developed for each topic. Three types of indicator emerged: "global," "restricted," and "specific." A quality rating index for each topic was developed on the basis of the questionnaire scores. Piloting of indicators showed that they are potentially generalisable; evaluation of the system is under way across all health boards in Scotland. CONCLUSION: Measurable indicators of quality for public health medicine can be developed.  (+info)

(4/577) Primary hip and knee replacement surgery: Ontario criteria for case selection and surgical priority.

OBJECTIVES: To develop, from simple clinical factors, criteria to identify appropriate patients for referral to a surgeon for consideration for arthroplasty, and to rank them in the queue once surgery is agreed. DESIGN: Delphi process, with a panel including orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, general practitioners, epidemiologists, and physiotherapists, who rated 120 case scenarios for appropriateness and 42 for waiting list priority. Scenarios incorporated combinations of relevant clinical factors. It was assumed that queues should be organised not simply by chronology but by clinical and social impact of delayed surgery. The panel focused on information obtained from clinical histories, to ensure the utility of the guidelines in practice. Relevant high quality research evidence was limited. SETTING: Ontario, Canada. MAIN MEASURES: Appropriateness ratings on a 7-point scale, and urgency rankings on a 4-point scale keyed to specific waiting times. RESULTS: Despite incomplete evidence panellists agreed on ratings in 92.5% of appropriateness and 73.8% of urgency scenarios versus 15% and 18% agreement expected by chance, respectively. Statistically validated algorithms in decision tree form, which should permit rapid estimation of urgency or appropriateness in practice, were compiled by recursive partitioning. Rating patterns and algorithms were also used to make brief written guidelines on how clinical factors affect appropriateness and urgency of surgery. A summary score was provided for each case scenario; scenarios could then be matched to chart audit results, with scoring for quality management. CONCLUSIONS: These algorithms and criteria can be used by managers or practitioners to assess appropriateness of referral for hip or knee replacement and relative rankings of patients in the queue for surgery.  (+info)

(5/577) Policy priorities in diabetes care: a Delphi study.

OBJECTIVES: To produce policy priorities for improving care of diabetes based on the findings of original research into patient and professional opinions of diabetes care in South Tyneside. To judge the feasibility of implementing these priorities as policy. DESIGN: A two round Delphi survey with a panel of 28 inverted question markexperts. inverted question mark In the first round each respondent produced a list of recommendations based on the findings of a report of patients' and professionals' opinions of diabetes care. 20 respondents produced a total of 180 recommendations, reviewed by a monitoring panel to produce a summary list of 28 recommendations. In the second round respondents rated each recommendation on two 5 point Likert scales. SETTING: Mainly Tyneside but also other parts of England. SUBJECTS: 28 healthcare professionals, including patients and patients' representatives. MAIN MEASURES: Voting by experts on how important each recommendation was to improving diabetes care service, and how likely the recommendation was to be implemented in the next five years. RESULTS: There was a high degree of consensus among respondents about recommendations considered important and likely to be implemented--namely, those concerned with improving communications between doctors in hospital and in general practice, and improving communications with patients. Respondents were more pessimistic about the prospects of implementing the recommendations than about their importance. Respondents thought that standards were important for improving care, and half would stop payments to general practice diabetic clinics that did not keep to district standards for diabetes care. For two recommendations a mismatch occurred between the importance of the recommendations and likelihood of implementation. This may reflect the practical problems of implementing recommendations. 18 of the 22 respondents thought that the study was useful in generating recommendations. CONCLUSIONS: The Delphi technique is a useful method for determining priorities for diabetes care and in assessing the feasibility of implementing recommendations.  (+info)

(6/577) Indicators of the appropriateness of long-term prescribing in general practice in the United Kingdom: consensus development, face and content validity, feasibility, and reliability.

OBJECTIVES: To develop valid, reliable indicators of the appropriateness of long-term prescribing in general practice medical records in the United Kingdom. DESIGN: A nominal group was used to identify potential indicators of appropriateness of prescribing. Their face and content validity were subsequently assessed in a two round Delphi exercise. Feasibility and reliability between raters were evaluated for the indicators for which consensus was reached and were suitable for application. PARTICIPANTS: The nominal group comprised a disciplinary mix of nine opinion leaders and prominent academics in the field of prescribing. The Delphi panel was composed of 100 general practitioners and 100 community pharmacists. RESULTS: The nominal group resulted in 20 items which were refined to produce 34 statements for the Delphi exercise. Consensus was reached on 30, from which 13 indicators suitable for application were produced. These were applied by two independent raters to the records of 49 purposively sampled patients in one general practice. Nine indicators showed acceptable reliability between raters. CONCLUSIONS: 9 indicators of prescribing appropriateness were produced suitable for application to the medical record of any patient on long term medication in United Kingdom general practice. Although the use of the medical record has limitations, this is currently the only available method to assess a patient's drug regimen in its entirety.  (+info)

(7/577) Delphi study into planning for care of children in major incidents.

This paper describes a Delphi study used to identify and improve areas of concern in the planning of care for children in major incidents. The Delphi was conducted over three rounds and used a multidisciplinary panel of 22 experts. Experts were selected to include major incident, immediate care, emergency medicine, and paediatric specialists. This paper presents a series of consensus statements that represent the Delphi group's opinion on the management of children in major incidents. The statements cover all phases of major incident planning and response. Paediatric services may play a vital role in the preparation and response to a major incident involving children. This paper represents a consensus view on how best to plan and respond to major incidents involving children. An accompanying paper describes the practical implementation of this guidance.  (+info)

(8/577) Planning for major incidents involving children by implementing a Delphi study.

This paper provides a practical approach to the difficult problem of planning for a major incident involving children. It offers guidance on how general principles resulting from an expert Delphi study can be implemented regionally and locally. All phases of the response are covered including preparation, management of the incident, delivery of medical support during the incident, and recovery and support. A check list for regional planners is provided. Supplementary equipment is discussed and action cards for key roles in the paediatric hospital response are shown. Particular emphasis is placed on management of the secondary-tertiary interface including the special roles of paediatric assessment teams and paediatric transfer teams. A paediatric primary triage algorithm is provided. The important role of local interpretation of guidance is emphasised.  (+info)

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  • Eleven key propositions involving 17 treatment modalities were generated through three Delphi rounds. (bmj.com)
  • Results F of invited stakeholders (133 HCPs and 55 parents of infants with IC) completed both Delphi rounds. (bmj.com)
  • for example: Gather requirements using idea/mind mapping Continue generating ideas by brainstorming Construct an affinity diagram based on the generated ideas Identify the most important ideas by applying the nominal group technique Obtain several rounds of independent feedback using the Delphi technique Multiple studies have confirmed that distraction actually increases creative cognition. (wikipedia.org)
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  • Healthcare professionals and parents of infants with infant colic were involved in a modified Delphi procedure to ensure appropriate outcomes are measured. (bmj.com)
  • It has been used ever since, together with various modifications and reformulations, such as the Imen-Delphi procedure. (wikipedia.org)
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  • Therefore, the original justifications for this first Delphi study are still valid for many Delphi applications today, when accurate information is unavailable or expensive to obtain, or evaluation models require subjective inputs to the point where they become the dominating parameters. (wikipedia.org)
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  • Innovation leadership is a philosophy and technique that combines different leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas, products, and services. (wikipedia.org)
  • These disciplines also involve rigorous data analysis, and are widely used in business for segmentation and decision making, but have different purposes and the statistical techniques underlying them vary. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) became interested in the methodology in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an analytic technique for predicting how different factors and variables would impact future decisions. (wikipedia.org)
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  • Predictive analytics encompasses a variety of statistical techniques from predictive modelling, machine learning, and data mining that analyze current and historical facts to make predictions about future or otherwise unknown events. (wikipedia.org)
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  • In 1923, the term social technology was given a wider meaning in the works of Ernest Burgess and Thomas D. Eliot, who defined social technology to include the application, particularly in social work, of techniques developed by psychology and other social sciences. (wikipedia.org)
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  • In 1972, researchers at The Institute for the Future added time-series instead of "Slice of Time", Norman Dalkey used conditional probabilities, and Julius Kane developed "KSIM", a simulation technique that used interactions between time series variables rather than events. (wikipedia.org)