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Table 2 Decisional conflict

From: Decisional conflict of physicians during the decision-making process for a simulated advanced-stage cancer patient: an international longitudinal study with German and Belgian physicians

  German (n = 30) Belgian (n = 30)  
Mean SD Mean SD Pa
Decisional Conflict scalea
 Before reviewing the SP Chart (baseline), t1 45.7 10.1 43.5 11.8 0.444
 After reviewing the SP chart, t2 53.6 11.6 53.6 12.5 0.966
 After viewing an assessment video interview with the SP, t3 48.3 12.7 44.0 10.0 0.133
 After reviewing the team recommendations, t4 44.7 9.7 45.9 13.7 0.739
 After conducting the patient-physician decision-making interview, t5 37.8 9.6 34.2 10.9 0.174
  1. aScale: 5-point Likert-Scale (1 = strongly agree; 5 = strongly disagree); 24 Items; Range [0 = no decisional conflict, 100 = high decisional conflict; cut-off 37.5]bt-Test: comparisons of consecutive assessments controlled for initial value of Decisional Conflict Scale
  2. The course of German (n = 30) and Belgian (n = 30) physicians’ global Decisional Conflict during the decision-making process for a simulated advanced-stage cancer (SP)