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Table 4 Example of preferences scores (partworth utilities) for treatment attributes and attribute levels for a hypothetical respondent

From: Outcomes associated with matching patients' treatment preferences to physicians' recommendations: study methodology

Treatment attributes Attribute categories Preference score (utilities)
Attribute 1. Treatment delivery method Category 1. Topical -74
  Category 2. Tablets 10
  Category 3. Injection/infusion 20
  Category 4. Light therapy 44
Attribute 2. Treatment location Category 1. At home 17
  Category 2. At local doctor's office 2
  Category 3. At outpatient clinic 19
  Category 4. Hospital stay -34
Attribute 3. Treatment duration Category 1. 5 minutes to complete 23
  Category 2. 15-30 minutes to complete 27
  Category 3. 1 hour to complete -26
  Category 4. 2 hours to complete -24