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Table 3 Overall frequency (%) of Likert responses to the post-CHAT questionnaire a

From: A decision exercise to engage cancer patients and families in Deliberation about Medicare Coverage for advanced Cancer Care

Survey item 1 Strongly disagree 2 3 Agree 4 5 Strongly agree N/A
 Q4 When I think about CHAT I feel angry 312 (71.1) 34 (7.7) 43 (9.8) 16 (3.6) 29 (6.6) 5 (1.1)
 Q5 When I think about CHAT I feel frustrated 276 (62.9) 61 (13.9) 49 (11.2) 17 (3.9) 25 (5.7) 11 (2.5)
 Q6 The way the group reached its decision was fair 19 (4.3) 8 (1.8) 100 (22.8) 62 (14.1) 243 (55.4) 7 (1.6)
 Q7 My views were considered and taken into account 15 (3.4) 4 (0.9) 91 (20.7) 68 (15.5) 255 (58.1) 6 (1.4)
 Q8 During the CHAT I was treated with respect 16 (3.6) 2 (0.5) 55 (12.5) 47 (10.7) 310 (70.6) 9 (2.1)
 Q9 What I wanted was considered by the group in arriving at a decision 16 (3.6) 8 (1.8) 84 (19.1) 77 (17.5) 249 (56.7) 5 (1.1)
 Q10 Discussion during the CHAT was open and honest 17 (3.9) 2 (0.5) 72 (16.4) 46 (10.5) 300 (68.3) 2 (0.5)
 Q11 Disagreements were resolved fairly 8 (1.8) 6 (1.4) 103 (23.5) 57 (13.0) 245 (55.8) 20 (4.6)
 Q12 Information given to us was believable 11 (2.5) 9 (2.1) 105 (23.9) 75 (17.1) 223 (50.8) 16 (3.6)
 Q13 We had enough information to make decisions 6 (1.4) 22 (5.0) 103 (23.5) 90 (20.5) 204 (46.5) 14 (3.2)
 Q14 Choices given to us were realistic 10 (2.3) 17 (3.9) 107 (24.4) 89 (20.3) 195 (44.4) 21 (4.8)
 Q15 My own choice of a plan is very different from what the group chose 135 (30.8) 138 (31.4) 60 (13.7) 52 (11.8) 32 (7.3) 22 (5.0)
 Q16 All the choices I wanted were available to me 13 (3.0) 32 (7.3) 151 (34.4) 81 (18.5) 131 (29.8) 31 (7.1)
 Q17 I was satisfied with the group’s decision 4 (0.9) 9 (2.1) 124 (28.2) 95 (21.6) 177 (40.3) 30 (6.8)
 Q18 I would be willing to abide by the group’s choice of Medicare coverage 6 (1.4) 22 (5.0) 141 (32.1) 87 (19.8) 150 (34.2) 33 (7.5)
 Q19 Asking cancer patients/families about what kind of Medicare benefits they recommend is a good idea 6 (1.4) 6 (1.4) 77 (17.5) 69 (15.7) 250 (56.9) 31 (7.1)
 Q20 Having cancer patients and families talk about their views in a group was a good experience 8 (1.8) 6 (1.4) 81 (18.5) 64 (14.6) 252 (57.4) 28 (6.4)
 Q21 I would rather not talk about the things we discussed today 270 (61.5) 74 (16.9) 26 (5.9) 14 (3.2) 25 (5.7) 30 (6.8)
 Q22 I would like to have insurance for patients with cancer be spent on medical care only 186 (42.4) 102 (23.2) 59 (13.4) 25 (5.7) 38 (8.7) 29 (6.6)
 Q23 I would like to have insurance for cancer patients cover broader needs than medical care alone 21 (4.8) 34 (7.7) 108 (24.6) 76 (17.3) 170 (38.7) 30 (6.8)
 Q24 The presentation was effectively organized 4 (0.9) 4 (0.9) 75 (17.1) 65 (14.8) 259 (59.0) 32 (7.3)
 Q25 The facilitator communicated effectively 6 (1.4) 1 (0.2) 64 (14.6) 63 (14.4) 275 (62.6) 30 (6.8)
  1. aNot all participants answered every question.