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Table 2 Use of the patient decision aid (n = 123)

From: Evaluation of a patient decision aid for initiating disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs

Tasks Percentage (n)
Visited the PtDA website 57 % (69)
Reasons for not visiting the PtDA websitea
 Did not receive referral to the PtDA website or cannot remember 19 % (23)
 No Internet 7 % (8)
 Could not find PtDA website 6 % (7)
 Website did not work 1 % (1)
 Not interested 6 % (7)
 No time 6 % (7)
 Missing (1)
Received explanation about PtDA
 Yes 69 % (85)
 No 22 % (27)
 Cannot remember 9 % (11)
Tasks performed on the PtDA website (visitors only; n = 69)b
 Read general information 94 % (65)
 Compared two or more DMARDs 90 % (61)
 Made notes in the digital notebook 16 % (11)
 Performed exercises about preferences, worries and questions 38 % (26)
 Saved or printed an information leaflet 47 % (31)
 Read the summary 75 % (50)
 Showed the summary to others 38 % (24)
 Saved or printed the summary 52 % (34)
 Took the summary to their next appointment with the rheumatologist 28 % (18)
  1. Percentages do not include missing cases. aFor reasons for not visiting the website, percentages are taken from the total population in the intervention group (n = 123). bFor tasks performed, percentages are taken from visitors only (n = 69). PtDA patient decision aid, DMARD disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug