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Generation of a Core Set of Items to Develop Classification Criteria for Scleroderma Renal Crisis Using Consensus Methodology

Emily-Ann Butler, Murray Baron, Agnes B Fogo, Tracy Frech, Cybele Ghossein, Eric Hachulla, Sabrina Hoa, Sindhu R Johnson, Dinesh Khanna, Luc Mouthon, Mandana Nikpour, Susanna Proudman, Virginia Steen, Edward Stern, John Varga, Christopher Denton, Marie Hudson, April Barnado, Murray Baron, Elana J Bernstein Show all



OBJECTIVE: To generate a core set of items to develop classification criteria for scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) using consensus methodology. METHODS: An international, multidisciplinary panel of experts was invited to participate in a 3-round Delphi exercise developed using a survey based on items identified by a scoping review. In round 1, participants were asked to identify omissions and clarify ambiguities regarding the items in the survey. In round 2, participants were asked to rate the validity and feasibility of the items using Likert-type scales ranging from 1 to 9 (where 1 = very invalid/unfeasible, 5 = uncertain, and 9 = very valid/feasible). In round 3, participants reviewed the r..

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