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Table 2 Oncologists’ responses to the VSD1 questionnaire

From: Inclusion of information technology-based assessments of health-related quality of life in routine oncology practice in Uruguay

  Time 1 (%) Time 2 (%)
How well did you know this patient from before?
Never met him/her before or a little bit 75 43.8
Moderately or very well 25 56.2
Did you look at the QL results before the consultation?
Yes. very much or quit a bit 68.8 68.8
Somewhat or a little 31.2 31.2
No 0 0
Did you use the QL information in the clinic discussion?   
Yes. very much or quite a bit 87.5 68.7
Somewhat or a little 12.5 31.3
No 0 0
How was the information useful for the consultation?
Providing overall assessment of the patient 93.7 75
Providing additional information 62.5 31.3
Confirming your knowledge of patient’s problems 37.5 31.3
Identifying issues/problems to be discussed 31.3 25
Starting. stopping. changing symptomatic drugs 18.7 6.3
Ordering tests 6.3 6.3
Starting. stopping chemotherapy 12.5 0
Referral to psychologist 31.3 25
Counselling about lifestyle 12.5 0
Other 12.5 18.7
Do you feel that the QL data had any impact on consultation length?
Yes. lengthened 31.3 25.4
Yes, shortened or made no difference 68.7 74.6
Not sure 0 0
  1. VSD1 Visit Specific Doctor Questionnaire and End of Study Doctor Questionnaire