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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Reason of selection for cancer treatment (N=179)

1st Rank Disagree Neutral Agree§
Doctor’s recommendation 64.8% 0.6% 2.2% 97.2%
Patient’s decision 20.1% 1.7% 5.0% 93.3%
Family member’s suggestion 13.4% 0% 9.5% 90.5%
Acquaintances’ suggestion 1.7% 12.3% 40.8% 46.9%

Based on a Likert scale, where 1=strongly disagree, 2=somewhat disagree, 3=neutral, 4=somewhat agree, and 5=strongly agree.

*Some percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

Percent “disagree” was calculated using the sum of physicians who chose a 1 or 2 on the Likert scale.

Percent “neutral” was calculated using physicians who chose a 3 on the Likert scale.

§Percent “agree” was calculated using the sum of physicians who chose a 4 or 5 on the Likert scale.

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