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Table 3 Ranking scores of patient behaviours within the area of managing Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

From: Prioritising target behaviours for research in diabetes: Using the nominal group technique to achieve consensus from key stakeholders

Ranking 1 (N = 22) Ranking 2 (N = 22)
Rank Behaviours Total score No. of top 6 rankings % of participants with item in top 3 Rank Behaviours Total score No. of top 6 rankings % of participants with item in top 3
1 Take insulin as required 60 12 40.9 1 Take insulin as required 75 14 59.1
2 Test/monitor blood glucose as often as recommended 41 10 31.8 2 Take medication as prescribed 39 9 31.8
3 Match carbohydrates to insulin daily 37 9 31.8 3 Match carbohydrates to insulin daily 35 8 27.3
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Discussing having diabetes with others 35 8 27.3
4 Attend scheduled appointments and contacts in specialist clinic 34 9 22.7 4 Quit smoking 28 10 13.6
5 Discuss having diabetes with others 30 9 22.7 5 Attend and engage with structured education 28 9 13.6
6 Eat healthily 29 8 22.7 6 Test/monitor blood glucose as often as recommended 27 8 13.6