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Table 2 Statements Used in the Value Clarification Exercise.

From: A targeted decision aid for the elderly to decide whether to undergo colorectal cancer screening: development and results of an uncontrolled trial

Construct For CRC Screening Against CRC Screening
Risk of Cancer It is important to me to get screened for colon cancer even though the risk of getting colon cancer is small. It is not important for me to get screened for colon cancer because the risk of getting colon cancer is small.
Functional Status I understand that the prep and colonoscopy can be difficult but I don't think it would bother me that much. I understand that the prep and colonoscopy can be difficult and I think it would bother me.
Priority Based on my present condition, colon cancer screening is important compared with other health concerns. Based on my present condition, colon cancer screening is not important compared with other health concerns.
Other Screening Decisions I like to prevent health problems before I have symptoms. I don't like to look for health symptoms that aren't causing me problems.
Treatment I would want surgery if colon cancer was found even though it may not extend my life. I would not want surgery if colon cancer was found even if there was a chance it could extend my life.
Worry Getting colon cancer screening would give me peace of mind. Getting colon cancer screening would not give me peace of mind.
Knowing I Have Cancer I would want to know if I have cancer even if the cancer would not cause me any problems. I do not want to know if I have cancer if the cancer would not cause me problems.
Complications From Screening I am willing to take the risk of having a complication in order to have a chance to benefit from colon cancer screening. I am not willing to take the risk of having a complication in order to have a chance to benefit from colon cancer screening.
Uncertainty It is important for me to be screened for colon cancer even though it is uncertain whether or not it will prolong my life. It is not important for me to be screened for colon cancer because it is uncertain whether or not it will prolong my life.
  1. The table is divided into 3 columns. The first column lists the construct covered by each card. The second column displays a statement that is in favor of screening. The third column displays a statement that is against tscreening