Table 3

Primary Care Physicians Behaviors in Guiding Patient in Final Decision Making Around Prostate Cancer Screening: 4 Coded Items

Guiding Final DecisionOverall (N=118) %Control (n=57) %Intervention (n=61) %
Indicates that decisions should be based on patient’s valuesa191128
Tells patient to think about optionsa513962
Encourages patient to seek input from othersa16725
Offers to provide additional informationa271836
  • Note: Percentage of physicians who provided guidance for final decision making regarding prostate cancer screening, at least once during an unannounced standardized patient visit.

  • a P <.05.