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Table 5 User-friendliness of the NEECHAM confusion scale (n= 36)

From: Recognition of delirium in ICU patients: a diagnostic study of the NEECHAM confusion scale in ICU patients

Questions and statements * Mean ratings
How much time did you need to rate the NEECHAM confusion scale? (in minutes) 3.69 (1.21)
All observational data were collected during regular bedside care 4.08 (1.21)
Collection of data for rating the NEECHAM confusion scale did not ask specific effort of the patient 3.53 (1.32)
I can assess the patient for all items of the NEECHAM confusion scale 3.33 (1.37)
I can assess intubated ICU patients for all items of the NEECHAM confusion scale 2.11 (0.89)
I can assess ICU patients with a level of awareness comparable with an EMV score of 3 - 5- 3 or higher for all items of the NEECHAM confusion scale 3.42 (0.81)
Item 1 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 4.06 (0.58)
Item 2 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 4.08 (0.50)
Item 3 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 4.00 (0.68)
Item 4 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 3.78 (0.90)
Item 5 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 3.92 (0.69)
Item 6 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 3.97 (0.81)
Item 7 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 4.22 (0.48)
Item 8 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 4.22 (0.48)
Item 9 of the NEECHAM confusion scale is clearly formulated 4.19 (0.58)
With the instructions, one can rate the NEECHAM confusion scale 4.14 (0.42)
The language used in the NEECHAM confusion scale is appropriate 3.69 (1.06)
All the items in the NEECHAM confusion scale are relevant for the ICU patient 3.42 (1.05)
  1. Provide any points of particular interest where the NEECHAM confusion scale could be improved with regard to user friendliness that heave not yet been dealt with * statements were rated on a 5 point Likert scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree