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Table 3 Confirmed Patient Types

From: Configural frequency analysis as a method of determining patients' preferred decision-making roles in dialysis

  Passive Role Passive Role Active Role Active Role
  Type 1 (n = 91) Type 2 (n = 45) Type 3 (n = 29) Type 4 (n = 26)
Information-seeking preference low low high high
Trust in physician > average > average < average > average
Physicians' PDM style positive positive negative positive
Educational level low low high high
Age 56 -75 years ≥ 76 years ≤ 55 years ≤ 55 years