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Table 4 Total DSE and DSE individual questions scores in SABR and Surgical groups

From: Patients’ confidence in treatment decisions for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Item Surgery (n = 85)
Mean (SD)
SABR (n = 73)
Mean (SD)
p value
DSE total score 83.6 (22.9) 79.5 (23.1) 0.09
1. Get the facts about medication choices available to me 85.2 (23.5) 80.4 (26.1) 0.13
2. Get the facts about the benefits of each choice 83.5 (26.0) 79.1 (26.0) 0.10
3. Get the facts about the benefits and risks of each choice 84.1 (25.8) 80.1 (27.3) 0.21
4. Understand the information enough to be able to make a choice 84.4 (26.1) 82.8 (24.6) 0.33
5. Ask questions without feeling dumb 84.4 (30.8) 79.7 (30.8) 0.34
6. Express my concerns about each choice 83.5 (26.8) 78.0 (30.0) 0.16
7. Ask for advice 87.0 (26.8) 82.8 (26.3) 0.11
8. Figure out the choice that best suits me 84.1 (23.7) 79.1 (28.8) 0.35
9. Handle unwanted pressure from others in making my choice 80.8 (29.2) 77.3 (30.6) 0.51
10. Let the clinic team know what’s best for me 83.8 (22.0) 77.7 (31.0) 0.50
11. Delay my decision if I feel I need more time 79.1 (31.5) 76.7 (31.5) 0.88