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Table 4 Counselees' information needs at baseline and fulfilment of these needs concerning breast cancer genetic counselling post-visit.

From: Effects of a pre-visit educational website on information recall and needs fulfilment in breast cancer genetic counselling, a randomized controlled trial

  Baseline (T0) needs Post-visit (T1) fulfilment  
  UC group
(n= 94)
Intervention group (n= 103) UC group
(n= 94)
Intervention group (n= 103)  
Scale (1-4) Factors (1-4) Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD P a
Cancer genetic information needs 3.24 .38 3.25 .39 3.02 .55 3.14 .53 .03
Determination and meaning of being a carrier of a cancer gene 3.32 .47 3.33 .49 3.03 .62 3.15 .58 .04
Emotional consequences for counselee and family 3.13 .55 3.08 .59 2.88 .69 2.97 .67 .26
Own risk of developing breast cancer 3.44 .47 3.46 .56 2.92 .74 2.99 .77 .36
Heredity of breast cancer 2.67 .53 2.80 .53 3.25 .59 3.44 .53 .008
Generic needs 3.25 .36 3.25 .37 3.21 .44 3.26 .43 .22
Procedural aspects of counseling 2.93 .52 2.82 .58 3.08 .46 3.14 .52 .23
Sensitive communication 2.72 .74 2.65 .79 3.46 .47 3.50 .43 .53
Emotional support 2.93 .53 2.90 .62 3.04 .55 3.06 .49 .46
Assessment of susceptibility 3.09 .54 3.1 .49 3.03 .62 3.12 .59 .17
  1. a Between group differences at T1. UC, usual care.