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Table 2 Communication factors explored among patients and physicians

From: Reassessing the approach to informed consent: the case of unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adult thalassemia patients

  Items of the questionnaire
1 Transplant-related mortality risk perception (1 to 7 Likert Scale)
2 Percent value of mortality risk communicated and recalled (% value from 5% to 50%)
3 Percent value of mortality risk considered acceptable to undergo the transplant procedure (% value from 5% to 50%)
4 Perception of GVHD risk as a life-threatening condition (1 to 7 Likert Scale)
5 How much previous information (other patients, friends, TV, Internet) had influenced the patient before informed consent (1 to 7 Likert Scale)
6 Motivation to undergo HSCT before informed consent (1 to 7 Likert Scale)
  1. GVHD: Graft Versus Host Disease.