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Table 2 Correlation between different patient- and consultation-specific variables and the OPTION scale (explicit shared decision making) and the SDM-Q-9 (implicit shared decision making)

From: Shared decision making in pharmacotherapy decisions, perceived by patients with bipolar disorder

Variable OPTION SDM-Q-9
R** p R p
Duration of consultation 0.39 0.00* 0.14 0.25
Number of clinical admissions − 0.20 0.11 − 0.25 0.046*
Decision Self-Efficacy Scale − 0.07 0.59 0.52 0.00*
Duration of total treatment − 0.15 0.19 − 0.09 0.45
OPTION 0.08 0.51
  1. Statistically significant results are in italics
  2. * Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level
  3. ** R = Pearson correlation