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Are You SURE?: Assessing Patient Decisional Conflict with a 4-Item Screening Test. Copyright: The College of Family Physicians of Canada

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Legare, F.; Kearing, S.; Clay, K.; Gagnon, S.; D'Amours, D.; Rousseau, M.; O'Connor, A.

Title, Section

Are You SURE?: Assessing Patient Decisional Conflict with a 4-Item Screening Test. Copyright: The College of Family Physicians of Canada

Publication Year

2010

Journal Title

Canadian Family Physician

Volume

56

Issue

8

Pages

e308-e314

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 20705870

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability and validity of the 4-item SURE (Sure of myself; Understand information; Risk-benefit ratio; Encouragement) screening test for decisional conflict in patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Four family medicine groups in Quebec and 1 rural academic medical centre in New Hampshire. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred twenty-three French-speaking pregnant women considering prenatal screening for Down syndrome and 1474 English-speaking patients referred to watch condition-specific video decision aids. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cronbach alpha was used to assess the reliability of SURE. A factorial analysis was performed to assess its unidimensionality. The Pearson correlation coefficient was computed between SURE and the Decisional Conflict Scale to assess concurrent validation. A t test procedure comparing the SURE scores of patients who had made decisions with the scores of those who had not was used to assess construct validation. RESULTS: Among the 123 French-speaking pregnant women, 105 (85%) scored 4 out of 4 (no decisional conflict); 10 (8%) scored 3 (

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