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Table 4 Summary of major themes according to the NPT constructs

From: Implementation and sustainability factors of two early-stage breast cancer conversation aids in diverse practices

NPT construct

Major themes


Patients thought the Option Grids were easier to understand and more concise than other breast cancer materials. Using the Option Grids felt like usual care for surgeons.

Cognitive participation

Patients and surgeons recommended using Option Grids and were open to receiving and using them in various ways.

Collective action

Surgeons (after a few uses) and patients perceived the Option Grids were a part of a normal work routine.

Reflexive monitoring

Surgeons did not feel the Option Grids increased their consultation time.