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Table 4 Perceived facilitators and barriers to practice SDM

From: Continuing professional education of Iranian healthcare professionals in shared decision-making: lessons learned

Facilitators Frequency n (%)
Training (healthcare professionals and patients) 3 (23)
Managerial support 2 (15)
Patients’/healthcare professionals’ motivation 2 (15)
Availability of environmental resources 2 (15)
Development of web-based training 1 (8)
Availability of decision aids 1 (8)
Favorable moral norms 1 (8)
Good socioeconomic status (hospitals/patients) 1 (8)
Barriers n (%)
High patient load 11 (33)
Time constraints 10 (31)
Lack of knowledge and education among patients 5 (15)
Lack of environmental resources 3 (9)
Cultural barriers and ethical issues 3 (9)
Resistance to change among healthcare professionals 1 (3)