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Table 1 Scores for patient information leaflets

From: Patient information leaflets (PILs) for UK randomised controlled trials: a feasibility study exploring whether they contain information to support decision making about trial participation

Number Overall score (n/59) Score for section A (n/32) Score for section B (n/27) Scores of sub-sections
Score for sub-sections in section A Score for sub-sections in section B
Providing information about options in sufficient detail to make a decision (n/12) Presenting probabilities (n/8) Clarifying and expressing values (n/2) Structured guidance in deliberation and communication (n/2) Using evidence (n/4) Disclosure and transparency (n/4) Key elements (n/10) Ethical issues (n/5) Study design (n/5) Formatting (n/6) Style (n/1)
Drug interventions
01 31 (53%)* 10 (31%) 21 (81%)* 5 0 0 0 1 4 7 4 4 5* 1
02 26 (45%)* 9 (28%) 17 (65%)* 5 0 0 0 1 3 6 3 3 4* 1
03 38 (64%) 13 (41%) 25 (93%) 6 0 1 1 2 3 9 4 5 6 1
04 29 (50%)* 9 (28%) 20 (77%)* 4 0 0 0 1 4 8 3* 3 5 1
05 33 (57%)* 11 (34%) 22 (85%)* 6 0 0 1 1 3 10 3 3 5* 1
Surgical interventions
06 33 (56%) 12 (38%) 21 (78%) 6 0 1 0 1 4 8 4 3 5 1
07 19 (33%)* 7 (22%) 12 (46%)* 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 2 1 5* 1
08 26 (44%) 8 (25%) 18 (67%) 2 0 0 1 1 4 7 3 4 4 0
09 33 (56%) 10 (31%) 23 (85%) 4 0 0 1 1 4 9 3 4 6 1
10 24 (41%)* 6 (19%) 18 (69%)* 3 0 0 0 1 2 5 3 4 5* 1
Cognitive interventions
11 23 (40%)* 6 (19%) 17 (65%)* 2 0 0 0 1 3 8 1 3 4* 1
12 26 (46%)** 7 (22%) 19 (76%)** 1 0 0 1 1 4 8 1* 4 5* 1
13 21 (37%)** 5 (16%) 16 (64%)** 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 0* 3 5* 1
14 23 (40%)* 7 (22%) 16 (62%)* 3 0 0 0 1 3 7 1 3 4* 1
15 28 (48%)* 11 (34%) 17 (65%)* 7 0 0 0 1 3 8 0 3 5* 1
Other interventions
16 24 (42%)** 6 (19%) 18 (72%)** 2 0 0 0 1 3 7 2* 3 5* 1
17 31 (54%)** 10 (31%) 21 (84%)** 5 0 0 0 1 4 9 2* 4 5* 1
18 22 (39%)** 6 (19%) 16 (64%)** 2 0 0 0 1 3 6 2* 2 5* 1
19 30 (53%)** 9 (28%) 21 (84%)** 4 0 0 1 2 2 9 2* 4 5* 1
20 22 (39%)** 5 (16%) 17 (68%)** 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 2* 2 5* 1
  1. *Denominator for overall score, and Section B, reduced by 1 (n = 58 and n = 26, respectively) due to scoring one item as not applicable; **denominator for overall score, and Section B, reduced by 2 (n = 57 and n = 25, respectively) due to scoring two items as not applicable.