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Table 4 Sections in the Delphi questionnaire, number of items endorsed and rejected, and correlations between panel ratings for each section

From: Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for suicidal ideation and behaviour: a Delphi study

Section Topic Number of items endorsed Number of items rejected Correlation between panel ratings (Pearson’s r)
Round 1 Round 2
   r df t r df t
1 Identification of suicide risk 28 24 0.86* 46 11.31 0.89* 15 7.22*
2 Assessing seriousness of risk 16 16 0.92* 24 11.42 0.64* 12 2.78
3 Initial assistance 31 69 0.92* 101 22.83 0.42* 22 2.12*
4 Talking with the suicidal person 39 37 0.94* 74 23.76* -   
5 No-suicide contracts 8 18 0.92* 25 11.34 -   
6 Ensuring safety 0 9 0.95* 8 9.07 -   
7 Passing time during the crisis 0 13 0.90* 12 8.53 -   
8 What the first aider should know 15 7 0.66* 19 4.24 -   
9 Confidentiality 7 5 0.98* 11 19.42 -   
10 Adolescent-specific 20 72 0.88* 91 18.32 0.85* 16 6.19
  1. Note: Correlations are not reported for sections where there were less than 10 items rated. Correlations for Round 3 have not been provided as there were not enough ratings to determine a valid correlation coefficient. *p < .05.