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Journal of Women's Health
 

Appendix: Additional Details

 n (%)
Physician emotional support scale 
1. How often did your doctors allow you to express all your feelings?
 1 Never125 (13.6%)
 2 Sometimes225 (24.4%)
 3 Usually218 (23.7%)
 4 Always353 (38.3%)
2. How often did your doctors show extreme compassion and caring?
 1 Never79 (8.6%)
 2 Sometimes199 (21.6%)
 3 Usually240 (26.1%)
 4 Always403 (3.7%)
3. How often did your doctors listen very carefully to you?
 1 Never64 (7%)
 2 Sometimes194 (21.1%)
 3 Usually215 (23.3%)
 4 Always448 (48.6%)
Nurse or staff support scale 
1. How often did the nurses or staff listen to your concerns?
 1 Never77 (8.4%)
 2 Sometimes193 (21%)
 3 Usually223 (24.2%)
 4 Always427 (46.4%)
2. How often did the nurses or staff make sure you knew when or where to get the treatment you needed?
 1 Never78 (8.5%)
 2 Sometimes184 (20%)
 3 Usually202 (22%)
 4 Always454 (49.5%)
3. How often did nurses or staff spend time explaining things to you?
 1 Never75 (8.2%)
 2 Sometimes194 (21.1%)
 3 Usually216 (23.5%)
 4 Always434 (47.2%)
Treatment decision making score 
1. How much did your breast cancer doctors ask you for your input or opinion about which treatment you preferred?
 4 A great deal346 (37.7%)
 3 Somewhat255 (27.8%)
 2 Not much147 (16%)
 1 Not at all171 (18.5%)
Self-reported general health 
1. In general, would you say your health is
 5 Excellent86 (9.4%)
 4 Very good176 (19.1%)
 3 Good360 (39.1%)
 2 Fair259 (28.2%)
 1 Poor39 (4.2%)