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Table 3 Audio-recorded consultations sample characteristics

From: Evaluation of a program for routine implementation of shared decision-making in cancer care: results of a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial

  Control (n = 69) Intervention (n = 63) Total (n = 132)
Gender, n (%)
 Female 49 (71.0) 24 (40.0) 73 (56.6)
 Male 20 (29.0) 36 (60.0) 56 (43.4)
Age, mean (SD)
 Years 57.4 (14.1) 59.8 (15.8) 58.6 (14.9)
Formal education, n (%)
 Low a 15 (25.4) 13 (24.1) 28 (24.8)
 Intermediate b 21 (35.6) 19 (35.2) 40 (35.4)
  High c 12 (20.4) 10 (18.6) 22 (19.5)
 Very high d 11 (18.6) 12 (22.2) 23 (20.4)
Occupational status e, n (%)
 (Self-)employed 26 (44.8) 24 (45.3) 50 (45.0)
 Retired 20 (34.5) 25 (47.2) 45 (40.5)
 Homemaker 6 (10.3) 4 (7.5) 10 (9.0)
 Other f (< 5% each) 7 (12.1) 3 (5.7) 10 (9.0)
Cancer diagnosis, n (%)
 Confirmed malignant neoplasm 54 (93.1) 46 (86.8) 100 (90.1)
 Suspected malignant neoplasm 1 (1.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.9)
 In situ neoplasm or neoplasm of uncertain behavior 0 (0.0) 1 (1.9) 1 (0.9)
 Benign neoplasm 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Other diagnosis 3 (5.2) 6 (11.3) 9 (8.1)
Time since initial diagnosis, n (%)
 1 year or less 21 (43.8) 18 (41.9) 39 (42.9)
 1 to 5 years 17 (35.4) 19 (44.2) 36 (39.6)
 More than 5 years 10 (20.8) 6 (14.0) 16 (17.6)
Surveyed in pandemic, n (%)
 No 69 (100.0) 34 (54.0) 103 (78.0)
 Yes 0 (0.0) 29 (46.0) 29 (22.0)
Doubts about appropriateness for rating g, n (%)
 No 56 (81.2) 41 (65.1) 97 (73.5)
 Yes 13 (18.8) 22 (34.9) 35 (26.5)
  1. Notes. Frequencies not adding up to the total number of participants within groups indicate missing data; percentages are calculated for valid data within the group
  2. alow = no formal degree or graduation after less than 10 years at school
  3. bintermediate = graduation after 10 or 11 years at school
  4. chigh = graduation after more than 11 years at school
  5. dvery high = college or university degree
  6. emultiple choices possible
  7. fincluding student/trainee, sick leave, military service, unemployed
  8. gi.e., one of two external raters expressed doubts (if both raters expressed doubts, recording was excluded from analysis)