Table 1 Level of agreement by question and priority item
Priority NoQuestions and priority itemsAgreement
Number out of 37%
1. Factors considered in prescribing pharmacotherapy(ies)
2Patient preference3081
3Patient experience2978
4Patient needs2876
5Patient history2773
6Patient’s clinical suitability2876
7Potential drug interactions/side effects2876
    Kendall’s W (coefficient of concordance)0.68
    Statistical significancep<0.001
    First principal component79.4% of variance
2. Combinations of pharmacotherapies prescribed based on
1Failed attempt with monotherapy3081
2Patients with breakthrough cravings3081
3Level of dependence2773
4Multiple failed attempts3184
5Patients with nicotine withdrawal3184
    Kendall’s W (coefficient of concordance)0.70
    Statistical significancep<0.001
    First principal component78.6% of variance
3. Specific combinations of pharmacotherapies: main categories
1Two or more forms of NRT3492
2Bupropion + form of NRT3492
4. Specific combinations of pharmacotherapies: subcategories
2 or more forms of NRT
1Patch + gum3492
2Patch + inhaler3286
3Patch + lozenge3286
Bupropion + form of NRT
1Bupropion + patch3389
2Bupropion + gum3389
5. Impact of comorbities on the selection of pharmacotherapy(ies)
2Specific pharmacotherapies useful for certain comorbidities3697
3Dual purpose medications3697
6. Frequency of monitoring determined by
1Patient needs3697
2Type of pharmacotherapy3697