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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Treatment decision-making conflict question response status (N=200)

Questions Agree* (%) Average SD
N=200 37.95 6.847
Decision uncertainty Total 5.45 2.602
1) This decision is hard for me to make. 53.5 1.63 1.162
2) I’m unsure what to do in this decision. 53.0 1.63 1.118
3) It’s clear what choice is best for me. 39.0 2.19 0.926
Factors contributing to uncertainty Total 21.41 3.651
4) I’m aware of the choices I have to. 58.5 2.60 0.851
5) I feel I know the benefits of the treatment. 45.0 2.34 0.798
6) I feel I know the risks and side effects of the treatment. 61.5 2.58 0.853
7) I need more advice and information about the choices. 80.0 3.03 0.729
8) I know how important the benefits of the treatment are to me in this decision. 67.0 2.72 0.817
9) I know how important the risks and side effects of the treatment are to me in this decision. 62.5 2.62 0.806
10) It is hard to decide if the benefits are more important to me than the risks, or if the risks are more important than the benefits. 63.5 1.30 0.885
11) I feel pressure from others in making this decision. 52.5 1.61 0.966
12) I have the right amount of support from others in making this choice. 64.0 2.62 0.720
Perceived effective decision making Total 11.09 2.366
13) I feel I have made an informed choice. 70.5 2.80 0.841
14) My decision shows what is most important for me. 77.5 2.87 0.711
15) I expect to stick with my decision. 68.5 2.73 0.694
16) I am satisfied with my decision. 66.0 2.70 0.673

The total score is up to 64, with higher scores indicating higher levels of decision conflict.

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

*Percent “agree” was calculated using the sum of respondents who chose a 1 or 2 on the Likert scale.

SD, standard deviation.

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