Table 3

Patients’ report of the value of Decision Boxes per round: ratings based on the patient version of the Information Assessment Method40

Frequency (n/N)
Round 1Round 2Round 3All round
  This information is…
   … totally relevant3/90/7*0/5*3/21
   … relevant6/94/7*5/5*15/21
   … somewhat relevant0/91/7*0/5*1/21
   … irrelevant0/92/7*0/5*2/21
  They understood this information…
   … completely3/93/7*1/5*7/21
   … mostly4/91/7*2/5*7/21
   … poorly1/92/7*2/5*5/21
   … not at all1/91/7*0/5*2/21
Cognitive impact of the information
 They learnt something new4/90/82/66/23
 This information allowed them to confirm what they do, or did5/93/82/610/23
 They are reassured6/91/83/610/23
 They were reminded of something they already knew5/91/81/67/23
 They are motivated to learn more4/92/84/610/23
 There is a problem with the presentation of this information5/91/82/68/23
 They disagree with the content of this information0/90/80/60/23
 This information is potentially harmful1/91/80/62/23
Information use
 They will use this information
 This information will…
  …help them improve their understanding of a particular issue and make a decision3/51/40/24/11
  …help them do something when they did not know what to do2/50/40/22/11
  …convince them to do something that they already wanted to do1/51/40/22/11
  …allow them to change the way they do something2/51/40/23/11
  …allow discussing something with someone else (a relative or a healthcare professional)5/52/41/28/11
Expected benefits of the information
 They expect the information to help…
  …be less worried2/50/40/22/11
  …be better equipped to discuss something with someone else (a relative or a healthcare professional)4/53/42/29/11
  …have more confidence in deciding something with someone else (a relative or a healthcare professional)3/51/41/25/11
  …handle an issue2/51/40/23/11
  …prevent an issue (or prevent it from getting worse)4/50/40/24/11
 They expect no benefits2/50/40/22/11
Expected consequences
 They expect that the use of this information can have a negative impact on their well-being of their health1/51/40/22/11
  • *One missing data.