Planning interventional trials in childhood arterial ischaemic stroke using a Delphi consensus process.
Maja Steinlin, Finbar O'callaghan, Mark T Mackay
Dev Med Child Neurol | Published : 2017
AIM: There is a paucity of data from randomized controlled treatment trials in childhood arterial ischaemic stroke. Our objectives were to identify and plan a trial through use of a Delphi consensus process. METHOD: The Delphi panel consisted of Australian, New Zealand, and European paediatric neurologists with interests in childhood stroke. Four rounds were conducted using a REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) Web-based application: the first consisted of open-ended questions; the second evaluated agreement for the most important trial; the third and fourth reached consensus on design. RESULTS: Forty-seven out of 66 neurologists answered the first round. Eight areas of research for im..View full abstract