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Table 2 Quality of the decision-making process

From: Choice of dialysis modality: patients’ experiences and quality of decision after shared decision-making

Statements Total
(n = 148)
Mean (sd)
Home-based
treatment
(n = 121)
Mean (sd)
Hospital-based treatment
(n = 24)
Mean (sd)
1. The dialysis coordinator made it clear that a decision needs to be made 4.16 (1.10) 4.13 (1.08) 4.21(1.22)
2. The dialysis coordinator wanted to know exactly how I want to be involved in making the decision 4.03 (1.09) 4.05 (1.06) 3.83 (1.24)
3. The dialysis coordinator told me that there are different dialysis modalities for treating my kidney failure 4.63 (0.66) 4.65 (0.67) 4.46 (0.66)
4. The dialysis coordinator precisely explained the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment 4.50 (0.72) 4.52 (0.71) 4.42 (0.83)
5. The dialysis coordinator helped me understand all the information 4.47 (0.70) 4.47 (0.71) 4.50 (0.66)
6. The dialysis coordinator asked me which dialysis treatment option I prefer 4.60 (0.70) 4.63 (0.68) 4.42 (0.78)
7. The dialysis coordinator and I thoroughly weighed the different dialysis treatment options 4.44 (0.76) 4.44 (0.76) 4.42 (0.78)
8. The dialysis coordinator and I selected a dialysis treatment option together 3.64 (1.48) 3.74 (1.36) 3.17 (1.86)
9. The dialysis coordinator and I reached an agreement on how to proceed 4.28 (1.02) 4.32 (0.91) 4.13 (1.45)
Total (standardized out of 100) 86.10 (12.19) 86.57 (11.71) 83.43 (14.59)
  1. SDM-Q9 items; scores are 0 to 5. Three patients were undecided and are included in the total sample but not in the home-based sample or the hospital-based sample