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Table 1 The need for and the characteristics of a new classification system: structured questionnaire for the first round of the DELPHI procedure

From: The ESHRE–ESGE consensus on the classification of female genital tract congenital anomalies

I. Is there a need for a new classification system?
Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly disagree
42/89 (47.2 %) 35/89 (39.3 %) 8/89 (9 %) 4/89 (4.5 %) 0 %
Agreement: 86.5 %, 9 % Disagreement: 4.5 %
Rate of agreement: 82 %
II. Select the three most important characteristics that should be taken into account in the development of a new system
 Characteristic Ranking Selected as one of the three
 Clear and accurate 1st 72.1 %
 Comprehensive    36.8 %
 Correlated with patients clinical presentation    39.7 %
 Correlated with patients management 2nd 66.2 %
 Simple and friendly 3rd 64.7 %
 Smooth movement from the old to the new one    20.6 %
III. Which of the following statements should be taken into account in the development of a new system
1. Anatomy should be the basic characteristic for patientsgrouping
 Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly disagree
 51/89 (57.3 %) 33/89 (37.1 %) 5/89 (5.6 %) 0 % 0 %
 Agreement:  94,4 %, 5.6 % Disagreement: 0 %
Rate of agreement: 94.4 %
2. There is a “key” organ of the female genital tract that should be used in priority for the development of a new system
 Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly disagree
 25/89 (28.1 %) 30/89 (33.7 %) 24/89 (27.0 %) 9/89 (10.1 %) 1/89 (1.1 %)
 Agreement: 61,8 %, 27.0 % Disagreement: 11.2 %
 In case of agreement, indicate: Uterus   
 Rate of agreement: 50.6 %
3. Embryological origin should be the basic characteristic for patientsgrouping
 Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly disagree
 12/89 (13.5 %) 13/89 (14.6 %) 42/89 (47.2 %) 20/89 (22.5 %) 2/89 (2.2 %)
 Agreement: 28,1 %, 47.2 % Disagreement: 24.7 %
Rate of agreement: 3.4 %
4. Embryological origin should be used, if feasible, as a secondary characteristic for patientsgrouping
 Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly disagree
 13/89 (14.6 %) 50/89 (56.2 %) 18/89 (20.2 %) 7/89 (7.9 %) 1/89 (1.1 %)
 Agreement: 70.8 %, 20.2 % Disagreement: 9.0 %
Rate of agreement: 61.8 %   
IV. Comments (feel free to make additional comments)
  1. The scale of answers includes five degrees to rank the agreement in each scientific issue; the extent of agreement between the participants is shown in percentages