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Table 3 Difference between groups who are “sure” and “unsure” of a decision to be immunized or screened for breast cancer

From: Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric assessment of the statement format Decisional Conflict Scale for Mandarin version

Decision contextScaleMean; SD (p25; p75)Decision/IntentionP valueZ value
Sure: Mean; SDUnsure: Mean; SD
Influenza immunizationTotal26.3; 15.7 (20.3; 34.4)24.3; 15.933.7; 12.5< 0.001−5.988
Informed28.1; 17.8 (16.7; 41.7)25.8; 18.136.3; 13.4< 0.001−5.887
Values clarity25.3; 16.6 (16.7; 33.3)23.5; 16.631.9; 14.8< 0.001−4.670
Support29.5; 19.1 (20.8; 41.7)27.5; 19.436.6; 15.7< 0.001−4.763
uncertainty26.5; 18.7 (16.7; 33.3)24.2; 18.635.0; 16.2< 0.001−5.542
Effective decision23.4; 15.9 (12.5; 25.0)21.7; 16.029.9; 14.1< 0.001−4.804
Breast cancer screeningTotal26.5; 14.8 (21.5; 34.4)25.1; 13.932.1; 16.90.003−2.940
Informed27.1; 16.7 (25.0; 33.3)25.8; 16.631.9; 16.40.006− 2.755
Values clarity24.2; 14.7 (16.7; 27.1)22.8; 13.530.0; 17.80.007−2.684
Support29.4; 17.4 (25.0; 41.7)28.2; 16.933.9; 18.80.034−2.123
uncertainty27.2; 18.0 (25.0; 33.3)25.4; 17.134.0; 19.70.001−3.248
Effective decision25.1; 15.1 (18.8; 31.3)23.6; 14.231.0; 17.10.001−3.189
  1. SD: standard deviation, p25: the first quartile, p75: the third quartile; P value: approximate values to three decimal place