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Table 5 Ranking scores of patient behaviours within the area of managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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

Ranking 1 (N = 24) 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 Attend and engage with structured education 53 15 29.2 1 Attend and engage with structured education 62 15 40.9
2 Eat healthily 49 10 37.1 2 Increase exercise 45 11 31.8
3 Engage in more self-management strategies 43 12 25 3 Engage in more self-management strategies 42 12 31.8
4 Increase exercise 32 8 16.7 4 Take medication as prescribed 37 12 18.2
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Monitor your mental health 37 9 27.3
5 Engage in physical activity, at least 30 min 5 days a week 28 6 20.8 5 Eat healthily 35 14 27.3
6 Take medication as prescribed 27 7 16.7 6 Set realistic goals for physical activity 33 8 27.3