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Table 2 Clinician knowledge of SDM and decision aids after completing case

From: Development and pilot testing of an online case-based approach to shared decision making skills training for clinicians

  Overall (n = 49) Currently not a decision aid user (n = 31) Currently a decision aid user (n = 18)
General Knowledge of SDM    
SDM is a process between patient and provider in which both parties express values and participate in making a decision. 83.7 87.1 77.8
The clinician alone is best equipped to make the final decision.* 100.0 100.0 100.0
An equipoise decision is one where the scientific evidence does not favor one option over another. 95.6 93.5 100.0
Knowledge of Steps in SDM Process    
Describe need for a decision. 95.2 100.0 88.9
Describe options. 100.0 100.0 100.0
Describe one best option to the patient.* 93.9 96.8 88.9
Explore the patient’s values. 100.0 100.0 100.0
Determine the patient’s preferred role. 95.9 96.8 94.4
Negotiate a course of action. 91.8 90.3 94.4
Make plans for follow-up. 100.0 100.0 100.0
Understanding Purpose of Decision Aids    
Help people understand their options. 97.9 96.8 100.0
Help people understand the harms and benefits of the options. 98.0 96.8 100.0
Help people think about choices. 98.0 96.8 100.0
Provide information about options. 98.0 96.8 100.0
Help people to deliberate. 77.6 77.4 77.8
Support people to forecast how they might feel. 61.2 64.5 55.6
Help the process of constructing preferences. 85.7 83.9 88.9
  1. *Correct response is false/no.