Table 1

Characteristics of raters

Total
(n=27)
Primary role
Non-nurse research
(n=16)
Clinician
(n=10)
Reference standard
(n=1)
Highest level of education
 Bachelor’s degree9 (33%)801
 Master’s degree7 (26%)340
 Medical degree11 (41%)560
English as primary language22 (81%)1291
Prior delirium experience*
 Clinical setting14 (52%)581
 Research setting6 (22%)141
 CAM instrument6 (22%)141
  • *Categories not mutually exclusive.

  • CAM, Confusion Assessment Method.