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Table 4 Clarity and usefulness of DA (n = 60)

From: Evidence-based patient choice: a prostate cancer decision aid in plain language

Amount of information Much less than needed 5% A little less than needed 14% About right 77% A little more than needed 4%   DK or refused 7%
Length Much too short 0% A little too short 11% About right 84% A little too long 5%   DK or refused 5%
Clarity of words All clear 44% Mostly clear 51% Some clear/ not 5% Most unclear 0% All unclear 0% DK or refused 2%
Difficulty of numbers Very easy 64% Somewhat Easy 24% Somewhat difficult 12% Very difficult 0%   DK or refused 3%
Treatment description balance Complete balance 80% Slanted to surgery 9% Slanted to radiation 4% Slanted to WW 7%   DK or refused 8%
Recommend DA to a friend? Definitely would 78% Probably would 20% Unsure 0% Probably would not 0% Definitely Would not 2% DK or refused 2%
DA improved understanding Definitely did 49% Probably did 42% Unsure 2% Probably did not 2% Definitely did not 5% DK or refused 2%
Numbers influenced my decision Definitely did 12% Probably did 41% Unsure 2% Probably did not 22% Definitely did not 22% DK or refused 3%
DA helped decision making A lot 14% Quite a bit 30% Moderate 32% A little 16% Not at all 9% DK or refused 5%
  1. DK = Don't know