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Table 3 Supporting tools in the surgical informed consent process

From: A survey of the current practice of the informed consent process in general surgery in the Netherlands

Q-NR Question Answer Total (n=453) Surgeons (n=296) Residents (n=157) p-value
9 Which supporting tools are you using for patient education? Leaflets (Y/N %) 97/3% 98/2% 95/5% 0.071
Websites / software (Y/N %) 32/68% 37/63% 24/76% 0.008
Movies (Y/N %) 14/86% 16/84% 8/92% 0.019
Information personnel (Y/N %) 48/52% 46/54% 50/50% 0.49
22 Are you interested in using SIC software? Interested 76% 79% 71% 0.038
   Not interested 24% 21% 29%  
  1. Q-NR = Question number as reported in Additional file 2.
  2. Y/N % = Percentage of persons in this category who answers positive / negative.
  3. SIC= Surgical Informed Consent.