Table 2

Percentage of women who used each decision-support, helpfulness rating and weighted helpfulness of each decision-support

Decision-supportPercentage used (% (n))Helpfulness rating* (SD)Weighted helpfulness (SD)†
Television7.0 (11)2.95 (1.13)0.21 (0.08)
Specialised websites29.7 (47)3.35 (1.01)0.99 (0.30)
Leaflets24.7 (39)3.52 (0.97)0.87 (0.24)
Books12.7 (20)3.55 (0.89)0.45 (0.11)
Discussion with partner50.0 (79)3.78 (1.13)1.89 (0.56)
Discussion with familiy44.3 (70)3.30 (1.19)1.46 (0.53)
Discussion with a physician53.8 (85)3.44 (1.26)1.85 (0.68)
Fertility preservation counselling29.7 (47)3.56 (1.28)1.06 (0.38)
Support group17.7 (28)3.41 (1.32)0.60 (0.23)
Psychological support16.5 (26)3.33 (1.52)0.55 (0.25)
  • *FIve-point Likert scale.

  • †Weighted helpfulness index (percentage used x helpfulness rating, index ranges from 0 to 5).