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Table 6 Counselees' recall of information items concerning topics discussed in the consultation.

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

  UC group (n= 94)   Intervention group (n= 103)   
  N items discussed Recalled items % items recalled Discussed Recalled items % items recalled   
  M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) P a P b
Total 6.79 (2.43) 3.17
(2.07)
45.43% (21.98) 7.12
(2.55)
3.49 (2.28) 49.64% (24.45) .10 .02
Topics
(items)
N (%) ce topic discussed M (SD)   N (%) ce topic discussed M (SD)   P a P b
Probability that hereditary breast cancer runs in the family 84 (100) .93 (.30)   91 (97) .90 (.45)   .90 .85
Possibilities DNA-test 82 (97) .78 (.46)   88 (95) .80 (.45)   .11 .78
Limitations DNA-test 77 (92) .66 (.58)   82 (89) .78 (.67)   .50 .09
(the risk of hereditary bc can not be ruled out, testing only performed on affected individuals, unclassified variant)         
Possibilities for early detection of breast cancer 77 (93) 1.00 (.85)   88 (95) .89 (.98)   .51 .76
(mammography, MRI, ultrasound, breast self examination, clinical breast examination of GP/surgeon)         
Possibility of risk reducing breast surgery 25 (30) .48 (.51)   43 (46) .68 (.52)   .04 .15
Emotional consequences of genetic counselling 47 (57) .73 (.73)   60 (65) .80 (.67)   .82 .85
(for the counselee and/or for relatives, for example being reminded of the illness period, feelings of guilt towards relatives, possibilities for support)         
Involving family members in the genetic counselling procedure 68 (82) 1.01 (.50)   82 (88) .95 (.44)   .75 .58
(Asking for permission to request medical file, asking cooperation for DNA-test, informing about DNA-test)         
  1. a Between group differences for items discussed; bBetween group differences for items recalled. bc, breast cancer; ce, counselees; GP, general practitioner; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; UC, usual care.