Table 3

Acceptability questionnaire for people with shoulder pain (n=11)

Acceptability itemsN (%)
Information presented was ‘excellent or good’*
 Subacromial shoulder pain: should I have surgery?9 (82)
 Causes and symptoms of subacromial shoulder pain8 (73)
 What are the treatment options covered in this decision aid? (Non-surgical options)10 (91)
 What are the treatment options covered in this decision aid? (Surgery)9 (82)
 What are the likely benefits of surgery and non-surgical options?9 (82)
 What are the likely risks of surgery?8 (73)
 What practical issues should I consider?10 (91)
 Questions to consider when talking with your health professional10 (91)
Length of the decision aid
 Just right8 (73)
 Too short1 (9)
 Too long2 (18)
Amount of information
 Just right10 (91)
 Too little information0 (0)
 Too much information1 (9)
Presentation
 Balanced2 (18)
 Slanted towards surgery1 (9)
 Slanted towards non-surgical options8 (73)
 Useful when deciding about surgery11 (100)
 Makes decision to have surgery easier8 (73)
 Enough information provided9 (82)
  • *Compared with ‘fair/poor’.