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Table 5 Response of panel of experts to third round of Delphi survey

From: The development of a return to work intervention programme for stroke survivor (SReTWIP): a Delphi survey

Itemsn (%)Comments
Duration of RTW Assessment phase
 How many sessions?
  • Minimum of 1–2 sessions3 (23.1) 
  • Minimum of 3–5 sessions10 (76.9) 
 How long should each Assessment Session take?
  • 30 min1 (7.7) 
  • 45–6012 (92.3) 
Duration of WIT phase
 How many sessions? As RTW intervention is client-centred, the frequency and duration of intervention will depend on personal and clinical factors of the client.
  • Minimum of 5–9 sessions11 (84.6)
  • Minimum of 10–15 sessions2 (15.4)
 How long should each Assessment session take? 
  • 30 min1 (7.7)
  • 45–60 min12 (92.3)
Relevance of intervention components within WTP
 Vocational counselling and career planning  
  • Relevant13 (100.0) 
  • Not relevant0 (0.0) 
 Formal education and training to improve job competitiveness  
  • Relevant9 (69.2) 
  • Not Relevant4 (30.8) 
Implementation Period of the RTW intervention
 During out-patient rehabilitation Essential to go side by side with other treatment schedules at the onset
  • Yes12 (92.3)
  • No1 (7.7)
 After out-patient rehabilitation 
  • Yes3 (23.1)
  • No10 (76.9)
 After the completion of medical intervention by physician 
  • Yes4 (30.8)
  • No9 (69.2)