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Table 5 Women’s responses regarding the acceptability of the decision aid by higher and lower education groupsa

From: Improving women’s knowledge about prenatal screening in the era of non-invasive prenatal testing for Down syndrome – development and acceptability of a low literacy decision aid

Questions and response options Higher education (n = 17) Lower education (n = 12) Total women (n = 29)
N (%) N (%) N (%)
How much of the DA did you read?
 I read all of it 14 (82) 11 (92) 25 (86)
 I read part of it 0 (0) 1 (8) 1 (3)
 My GP went through it with me 1 (6) 1 (8) 2 (7)
How long did it take you to read it?
 Less than thirty minutes 14 (82) 9 (75) 23 (79)
 More than thirty minutes 3 (18) 3 (25) 6 (21)
What about the amount of information?
 Not enough 3 (18) 2 (18) 5 (18)
 Just right 12 (71) 8 (73) 20 (71)
 Too much 2 (12) 1 (9) 3 (11)
How balanced was the information?
 Encouraging prenatal screening 6 (35) 2 (17) 8 (28)
 Completely balanced 11 (65) 10 (83) 21 (72)
Order of topics presented
 I liked the order 13 (89) 11 (92) 24 (89)
 I’m not sure 2 (13) 1 (8) 3 (11)
How much of the information was new?
 All or most 10 (59) 5 (41) 15 (51)
 Some 7 (41) 6 (50) 13 (45)
 None 0 (100) 1 (8) 1 (3)
Did you show the booklet to anyone?
 Yes 11 (65) 7 (58) 18 (62)
 No 6 (35) 5 (42) 11 (38)
Who did you show the booklet to?
 Husband/partner 9 (53) 6 (50) 15 (52)
 Friend who is pregnant 0 (0) 1 (8) 1 (3)
 GP + husband/partner 2 (12) 0 (0) 1 (7)
Would you recommend the DA?
 Yes I would 14 (82) 9 (75) 23 (79)
 I’m not sure 2 (12) 2 (17) 4 (14)
 No 1 (6) 1 (8) 2 (7)
How worried you felt after reading the DA?
 Not at all 8 (47) 7 (58) 15 (52)
 A little bit 5 (29) 5 (42) 10 (35)
 Somewhat 4 (24) 0 (0) 4 (14)
Did you use the worksheet?
 Yes 5 (29) 5 (42) 10 (34)
 No 12 (71) 7 (58) 19 (66)
Please indicate if you thought the booklet was…
 Clearly presented 12 (71) 10 (83) 22 (76)
 Informative 13 (77) 10 (83) 23 (80)
 Easy to read 13 (77) 11 (92) 24 (83)
 Useful 14 (82) 10 (83) 24 (83)
 Appealing to look at 10 (59) 9 (75) 19 (66)
How helpful was the DA in terms of…
 Increasing understanding of options 15 (88) 10 (83) 25 (86)
 Clarifying the benefits of each option 9 (53) 9 (75) 18 (62)
 Clarifying the risks of each option 12 (71) 8 (67) 20 (69)
 Clarifying your decision-making 8 (47) 8 (67) 16 (55)
 Helping you reach a decision 8 (47) 6 (50) 14 (48)
  1. aSome percentages do not add up to 100% due to rounding