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Table 3 Respondents’ perceptions of the valuation task and their choice strategies

From: The FACT-8D, a new cancer-specific utility algorithm based on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapies-General (FACT-G): a Canadian valuation study

  Frequency Percent
How clear was the presentation of the health states?
 Very unclear 41 2.7
 Unclear 87 5.8
 Neither clear nor unclear 266 17.6
 Clear 792 52.4
 Very clear 327 21.6
How difficult was it to choose between the pairs of health states on each screen?
 Very difficult 115 7.6
 Difficult 605 40.0
 Neither easy nor difficult 473 31.3
 Easy 255 16.9
 Very easy 65 4.3
Did you have a strategy for choosing between the pairs of health states on each screen?
 I did not have a strategy 78 5.2
 I focused on just a few aspects of the health states 213 14.1
 I focused on the aspects that were highlighted in yellow 356 23.5
 I considered most of the aspects 431 28.5
 I considered all of the aspects 408 27.0
 Other 27 1.8