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Table 2 Means and standard deviation scores for DISCERN

From: Web-based information on the treatment of the mouth in systemic sclerosis

Domain DISCERN question Mean (SD)
Reliability Q1. Explicit aims 2.30 (±0.865)
Q2. Aims achieved 2.74 (±0.768)
Q3. Relevance 3.79 (±0.840)
Q4. Explicit sources 2.46 (±1.377)
Q5. Explicit date 2.26 (±1.289)
Q6. Balanced and unbiased 2.61 (±0.701)
Q7. Additional sources 2.25 (±1.550)
Q8. Areas of uncertainty 2.74 (±0.992)
Treatment options Q9. How treatment works 2.61 (±1.013)
Q10. Benefits of treatment 2.72 (±1.048)
Q11. Risk of treatment 2.39 (±0.940)
Q12. Effects of no treatment 2.16 (±0.751)
Q13. Effects on quality of life 2.81 (±0.953)
Q14. All alternatives described 3.47 (±1.002)
Q15. Shared decision 2.74 (±0.720)
Overall rating   2.37 (±1.011)