Table 2

The item content validity index (I-CVI) and scale content validity index (S-CVI) scores by the neurosurgical experts evaluating the preoperative and postoperative SURPASS checklists after testing, focus groups and adjustments according to feedback in the SURPASS validation study in a tertiary teaching hospital, in Norway, 2012

Experts (n)Checklist items ratedItems rated
1 or 2*
Items rated
3 or 4†
Calculating the mean I-CVIS-CVI
Operating theatre nurse (5)502525/251.00
Ward doctor (6)532727/300.90
Surgeon (6)994545/540.83
Anaesthesiologist (6)743838/420.90
Ward nurse (6)13116767/780.86
PACU nurse (6)613535/360.97
Discharge doctor (6)10105050/600.83
Discharge nurse (6)542626/300.87
  • *1=not relevant; 2=somewhat relevant.

  • †3=quite relevant; 4=highly relevant.

  • PACU, postanaesthesia care unit; SURPASS, SURgical PAtient Safety System.