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Table 2 Saturation grid: Decision attributes considered in CHC treatment decisions (n = 29)

From: Qualitative analysis of patient-centered decision attributes associated with initiating hepatitis C treatment

Decision Attribute n %
Physical side effects 24 83 %
Efficacy/Cure rate 23 79 %
New drugs in development 16 55 %
Psychological/Mental health side effects 16 55 %
Condition of liver 15 52 %
Treatment regimen 12 41 %
Support network/family help 12 41 %
Other illnesses 12 41 %
Quality of life 11 38 %
Length of treatment 9 31 %
Financial pressures/being able to work 7 24 %
Age/life span 7 24 %
Doctor’s recommendation 7 24 %
Medical privacy/stigma 7 24 %
Fear of transmitting illness 6 21 %
Urgency to treat 6 21 %
Trust in provider 5 17 %
Travel to VHA 5 17 %
Location/stability of living situation 5 17 %
Caregiver responsibilities 4 14 %
Quitting drinking/drugs 4 14 %
Not wanting biopsy 3 10 %
Other people’s experiences with treatment 3 10 %
Using alternate/natural treatment/herbs 3 10 %