Table 5

Overview of Delphi consensus results

No.QuestionRound 1Round 2
% agreementAny disagreement?Consensus criteria met?% agreementSatisfactory agreement?
1The information is laid out in a coherent manner that supports clinical consultation77YesNo83Yes
2Using patient quotes is an engaging way to make the content clinically meaningful86YesNo85Yes
3Navigation of the resource is straightforward79YesNo77Yes
4*The theory and evidence page contains a satisfactory amount of educational information85NoYes82Yes
5Presenting the options ‘no minutes consultation’, ‘2 min consultation’, and ‘more minutes consultation’ is a useful approach for the busy clinician94NoYes
6The menu page makes it clear what to expect from the resource77YesNo77Yes
7The ‘no minutes consultation’ contains the most important messages for a healthcare professional to share in a very short space of time85NoYes
8The ‘no minutes consultation’ page includes an appropriate amount of information85YesNo75Yes
9The ‘2 min consultation’ contains appropriate information91NoYes
10Covering these objectives is achievable in a 2 min consultation80YesNo77Yes
11†The subheadings of the more minutes consultation (ask, share benefits, explain how it works, address concerns, plan and next steps) clearly signpost the content of each page91NoYes87Yes
12The four questions provide useful prompts for eliciting a patient-focused physical activity history91NoYes
13The ‘physical activity vital sign’ is a useful screening tool for a brief intervention in physical activity83YesNo78Yes
14It is useful to present symptom reduction as primary benefits and prevention of further morbidity as secondary benefits87NoYes
15It is necessary to display individual references at the bottom of the benefits page in addition to a clear link through to an explanation of the evidence with references on the ‘evidence and theory’ page82YesNo83Yes
16The positive/negative cycle of activity graphics will help healthcare professionals explain to their patients how physical activity will benefit their symptoms91NoYes
17This information is presented in a clinically meaningful way79YesNo85Yes
18Key safety messages, such as addressing cardiac risk, are adequately addressed and explained86NoYes
19This is a logical sequence of questions to support individualised physical activity prescription82YesNo87Yes
20‘Building activity into all aspects of daily life’ is an appropriate premise on which to base physical activity prescription95NoYes
21‘General Practice, the local social prescribing network, and county sports partnerships’ are important organisations to signpost for further support83YesNo77Yes
22Do you have any suggestions for other national physical activity providers or resources we should signpost?Freetext response
23Please arrange the following by the importance of including them in a patient information leaflet – drag and drop each component to your preferred positionFree-text response
24Do you have any recommendations/comments for the patient information section?Free-text responseFreetext response
25The general ‘look and feel’ of the designed pages make the resource:
(A) Credible81YesNo83Yes
(B) Distinctive82YesNo81Yes
(C) Inclusive79YesNo59No
(D) Energetic82YesNo81Yes
26The design helps discriminate between different types of information, for example, core content and patient quotes81YesNo82Yes
27The design helps prioritise information87YesNo82Yes
  • Statements meeting consensus criteria are coloured green and statements not meeting agreement are coloured red.

  • *Question 4 was included in round 2 despite meeting agreement criteria because we changed the mechanism for delivering the evidence statements.

  • †Question 11 was asked again in round 2 despite meeting agreement criteria because the subheadings changed.