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Table 3 Mean OPTION 5 scores

From: Physician–patient communication in decision-making about Caesarean sections in eight district hospitals in Bangladesh: a mixed-method study

Item All encounters (N = 306) NVD (n = 106) CS (n = 200) Mean difference (95% confidence interval)
Item 1 (presenting options) 5.03 (± 2.38) 5.24 (± 2.88) 4.93(± 3.03) 0.31(-1.01,0.39)
Item 2 (patient partnership) 4.02 (± 2.15) 3.96(± 2.82) 4.05(± 2.62) 0.09(-0.55, 0.72)
Item 3 (describing pros/cons) 2.48 (± 2.20) 1.84(± 2.70) 2.83(± 2.73) 0.99(0.34, 1.63)*
Item 4 (eliciting patient preferences) 1.90 (± 2.34) 1.32(± 2.42) 2.20(± 3.12) 0.88(0.19, 1.56)
Item 5 (integrating patient preferences) 1.49 (± 2.0) 1.13(± 2.32) 1.68(± 2.57) 0.55(-0.04, 1.13)
Total score (out of 100) 14.92 (± 10.5) 13.49(± 10.15) 15.69(± 10.64) 2.20(-0.29, 4.66)
  1. *p value < 0.05