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Table 5 Post-implementation survey: intervention clinic CDS questions and responses by study arm

From: Primary care clinicians’ opinions before and after implementation of cancer screening and prevention clinical decision support in a clinic cluster-randomized control trial: a survey research study

Survey Questions n CDS
n (%)
CDS + SDMT
n (%)
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements. The Wizard...   Agree Neither Disagree Agree Neither Disagree p
 Helps get more patients screened for cancer 101 21 (41.2) 15 (29.4) 15 (29.4) 29 (58.0) 13 (26.0) 8 (16.0) 0.170
 Saves me time talking to patients 101 6 (11.8) 18 (35.3) 27 (52.9) 11 (22.0) 20 (40.0) 19 (38.0) 0.228
 Increases the appointment length 100 25 (50.0) 20 (40.0) 5 (10.0) 24 (48.0) 20 (40.0) 6 (12.0) 0.946
 Is a useful tool for shared decision-making 99 24 (50.0) 17 (35.4) 7 (14.6) 31 (60.8) 15 (29.4) 5 (9.8) 0.533
 Influences my treatment recommendations 101 14 (28.0) 20 (40.0) 16 (32.0) 28 (54.9) 14 (27.5) 9 (17.7) 0.022
 Influences my patients’ decisions 102 13 (25.5) 23 (45.1) 15 (29.4) 23 (45.1) 20 (39.2) 8 (15.7) 0.077
 Helps me place orders 101 11 (22.0) 18 (36.0) 21 (42.0) 13 (25.5) 18 (35.3) 20 (39.2) 0.913
 Provides accurate information 100 23 (46.0) 21 (42.0) 6 (12.0) 30 (60.0) 15 (30.0) 5 (10.0) 0.365
How often do you … ..   Always Usually Sometimes Never Always Usually Sometimes Never p
 Use the Wizard paper printoutsa 102 3 (5.9) 6 (11.8) 23 (45.1) 19 (37.3) 3 (5.9) 7 (13.7) 24 (47.1) 17 (33.3) 0.975
 Use the Wizard on-screen (n = 51/51)a 102 1 (2.0) 5 (9.8) 16 (31.4) 29 (56.9) 1 (2.0) 9 (17.7) 20 (39.2) 21 (41.2) 0.382
 Use the tools within the Wizard’s Decision Aid tab (n = 51/48)a 99 0 (0) 3 (6.3) 15 (31.3) 30 (62.5) 1 (2.0) 5 (9.8) 22 (43.1) 23 (45.1) 0.274
   Yes definitely Yes somewhat No Yes definitely Yes somewhat No p
Do your patients like the Wizard’s information regarding cancer screening and prevention?a 92 0 (0) 32 (72.7) 12 (27.3) 12 (25.0) 23 (47.9) 13 (27.1) < 0.001
Is there value in patients taking the Wizard information home with them? 95 5 (10.9) 32 (69.6) 9 (19.6) 17 (34.7) 20 (40.8) 12 (24.5) 0.008
Would you recommend the Wizard to colleagues?a 96 2 (4.4) 28 (60.9) 16 (34.8) 11 (22.0) 28 (56.0) 11 (22.0) 0.030
Does the Wizard alert you when a patient is overdue for a cancer screening you were NOT aware of? 97 8 (17.0) 19 (40.4) 20 (42.6) 11 (22.0) 23 (46.0) 16 (32.0) 0.547
   Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Not at all satisfied Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Not at all satisfied p
Regarding cancer screening and prevention, how satisfied are you with the Wizard?a 96 4 (8.5) 31 (66.0) 12 (25.5) 13 (26.5) 28 (57.1) 8 (16.3) 0.062
  1. Note. The Wizard is the CDS. CDS Clinical Decision Support, SDMT Shared Decision-Making Tool
  2. aFreeman-Halton exact test