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Table 3 Link between qualitative themes and quantitative items

From: A patient perspective on shared decision making in stage I non-small cell lung cancer: a mixed methods study

Qualitative themes Quantitative items
  Do you think it is important for your decision that …
Theme 1: Complete and understandable information … you receive information from your clinician about all possible treatment options?
… you receive information from your clinician about your disease?
…your clinician gives you information about your disease that is understandable?
Theme 2: Active role of patients in information gathering … you give your clinician information about how you experience your disease?
… you search for information (for example on the Internet) about possible treatment options?
… you ask the questions you have?
Theme 3: Hearing preference of the clinician … you follow your clinician in the proposed treatment advice?
… you decide together with your clinician about your treatment?
… your clinician gives you advice about the best treatment option for you?
Theme 4: Conduct of professionals your clinician takes you seriously?
… your clinician takes time for you?
… your clinician is friendly?
… your clinician asks you about your situation at home?
… your clinician provides the opportunity to ask questions?
… your clinician takes your treatment preferences seriously?
… you receive time from your clinician to think about what treatment you want to have?
Theme 5: Opportunity to express own opinion … your clinician asks you what you think of the different treatment options?
… your clinician lets you decide what treatment you want to undergo?
… the treatment that best fits for you is chosen?
Theme 6: Role of family members … you eventually decide with your family what treatment you want to have?