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Table 3 Healthcare professionals’ perceived barriers to patient decision aid use

From: Implementation of a cystic fibrosis lung transplant referral patient decision aid in routine clinical practice: an observational study

Items Pre (n = 31) Post (n = 28) pvalue*
Disagree Neutral Agree Disagree Neutral Agree
Need to enhance my knowledge about supporting patients making health decisions 9 5 17 7 7 14 1.00
(29%) (16%) (55%) (25%) (25%) (50%)
Feel confident in my ability to support patients making health decisions 1 4 26 0 1 27 0.03
(3%) (13%) (84%) (0%) (4%) (96%)
Feel comfortable discussing bad outcomes for lung transplantation 4 4 23 0 4 24 0.10
(13%) (13%) (74%) (0%) (14%) (86%)
Need to enhance my ability to support patients in handling conflicting views about the decision from others 4 5 22 4 10 14 0.01
(13%) (16%) (71%) (14%) (36%) (50%)
Need to enhance my skills in helping patients clarify their values for option outcomes 6 7 18 7 9 12 0.08
(19%) (23%) (58%) (25%) (32%) (43%)
  1. *p value indicating change from baseline to end of study.