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Table 2 O12 - number of items identified in initial and follow-up encounters of OEI students

From: Shared decision making by United Kingdom osteopathic students: an observational study using the OPTION-12 instrument

OPTIONS items Initial encounters
(n = 7)
Follow-up encounter
(n = 23)
1: The clinician draws attention to an identified problem as one that requires a decision making process 0 2
2: The clinician states that there is more than one way to deal with the identified problem 0 1
3: The clinician assesses patient’s preferred approach to receiving information to assist decision making 0 0
4: The clinician lists ‘options’, which can include the choice of ‘no action’ 0 0
5: The clinician explains the pros and cons of options to the patient (taking no action is an option) 1 1
6: The clinician explores the patient’s expectations (or ideas) about how the problem(s) are to be managed 0 3
7: The clinician explores the patient’s concerns (fears) about how problem(s) are to be managed 0 0
8: The clinician checks that the patient has understood the information 1 0
9: The clinician offers the patient explicit opportunities to ask questions during decision making process 0 0
10: The clinician elicits the patient’s preferred level of involvement in decision making 0 0
11: The clinician indicates the need for a decision making (or deferring) stage 0 0
12: The clinician indicates the need to review the decision 0 0
Total number of OPTION-12 items observed (number of OEI students) 2 (n = 2) 7 (n = 3)