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Table 11 Weighted mean and percentage distribution of scores between the themes

From: Reporting stAndards for research in PedIatric Dentistry (RAPID): an expert consensus-based statement

S. no Themes 9-point rating Likert scale (%)a Overall Weighted meana Varianceb
1 to 3 4 to 6 7 to 9   
1 General 2.41 12.01 85.58 7.95 0.249
2 Oral Medicine, Pathology and Radiology 0.98 16.99 82.02 7.80 0.104
3 Children with Special Health Care Needs 3.08 17.91 79.01 7.63 0.075
4 Sedation and Hospital Dentistry 1.76 15.44 82.79 7.90 0.084
5 Behavior Guidance 2.24 16.21 81.55 7.78 0.138
6 Dental Caries 4.08 13.21 82.72 7.78 0.109
7 Preventive and Restorative 2.10 11.88 86.02 7.97 0.295
8 Pulp Therapy 1.07 8.98 89.96 8.28 0.154
9 Traumatology 3.40 14.02 82.59 7.82 0.298
10 Interceptive Orthodontics 4.08 17.15 78.77 7.51 0.156
  1. aBased on 62 responses at the end of Round 2 Delphi
  2. bp < 0.05, one-way ANOVA showing statistically significant difference between the weighted mean scores