TABLE 1

Items Included in the Latent Class Analysis of SDM

SDM Items from the Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyCorresponding Component(s) of the Definition of SDMaUnweighted Distribution of Scores, n (%)
1 (Never)2 (Sometimes)3 (Usually)4 (Always)Not Evaluableb
If there were a choice between treatments, how often would your medical provider ask you to help make the decision?1, 4192 (7)323 (11)588 (21)1552 (54)203 (7)
Thinking about the types of medical, traditional, and alternative treatments you are happy with, how often does your medical provider show respect for these treatments?370 (2)180 (6)586 (21)1715 (60)307 (11)
In the past 12 mo, how often did your child’s doctors or other health providers listen carefully to you?2,316 (1)158 (5)519 (18)1847 (65)318 (11)
In the past 12 mo, how often did your child’s doctors or other health providers explain things in a way that you could understand?2, 325 (1)114 (4)497 (17)1907 (67)315 (11)
In the past 12 mo, how often did your child’s doctors or other health providers show respect for what you had to say?3,425 (1)127 (5)465 (16)1926 (67)315 (11)
In the past 12 mo, how often did your child’s doctors or other health providers spend enough time with you?257 (2)184 (6)539 (19)1762 (62)316 (11)
1 (No)4 (Yes)Not Evaluable
Does a medical person at your usual source of care present and explain all options to you?2160 (6%)2572 (90%)126 (4%)
  • a Components of SDM:

  • (1) Both the doctor and the patient are involved in the treatment decision-making process;

  • (2) Both share information with each other;

  • (3) Both take steps to participate in the decision-making process by expressing treatment preferences;

  • (4) Both the doctor and the patient agree on the treatment to implement.

  • b “Not evaluable” category includes subjects to whom the question was inapplicable, not ascertained, or who answered “don’t know.”

  • Table partially reproduced with permission from Pediatrics, Vol. 126, Page(s) 306–314, Copyright © 2010 by the AAP. The distribution of scores was not in the original publication.