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Table 3 Multiple-choice questions and responses of 86 participants completing the survey

From: Communicating prognosis to women with early breast cancer – overview of prediction tools and the development and pilot testing of a decision aid

Questions and distractors (correct answer in bold) Correct responses (n, probability of success % [95% CI]) Incorrect responses (n) Missing responses (n)
1a: Out of 100 women aged 22–44 years with breast cancer – how many of them are alive after 5 years?
(99 / 95/ 4 / 1)
78, 95% [0.88; 0.99] 4 4
1b: Out of 100 women aged 45–64 years with breast cancer – how many of them have died from other reasons than breast cancer after 5 years?
(2 / 3 / 93 / 96)
73, 89% [0.80; 0.95] 9 4
2: Women aged 65–74 years with breast cancer and other severe comorbidities can die of breast cancer or of other causes. Which statement concerning the risk of dying for these women is correct?
They die more often from other causes than of breast cancer.
They die more often of breast cancer than from other causes.
As many women die of breast cancer as from other causes.
The graphic does not supply an answer the question.
78, 94% [0.86; 0.98] 5 3
3: Women aged 75–84 years with breast cancer and without comorbidities: Which statement concerning the risk of dying for these women is correct?
They die more often of breast cancer than from other causes.
As many women die of breast cancer as from other causes.
Despite having breast cancer, less women die compared to the general public.
Women without comorbidities die as often of breast cancer as women with severe comorbidities.
68, 84% [0.74; 0.91] 13 5
  1. All questions refer to Fig. 1