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Table 6 Responses to each item of the outcome expectancies questionnaire

From: Process evaluation of a point-of-care cluster randomised trial using a computer-delivered intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
For each option please rate your level of agreement using the scale below to the following statement: “If I treat a patient with an RTI without prescribing antibiotics....” Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control
I will help reduce antibiotic resistance 0 0 0 1.8 22.2 5.4 51.9 62.5 25.9 30.4
This will help to educate the patient that antibiotics are not always necessary for treating RTI. 0 0 0 0 18.5 0 40.7 51.8 40.7 48.2
The patient will be less satisfied with the outcome of the consultation. 14.8 3.6 18.5 30.4 47.1 57.1 18.5 8.9 0 0
The patient will be at risk of developing further clinical complications. 0 0 35.7 14.8 44.4 39.3 25 37 3.7 0
The consultation will take longer (in order to explain non-prescribing decision to patient). 3.7 0 3.7 14.3 14.8 10.7 66.7 64.3 11.1 10.7
The patient will be more likely to re-consult with the same problem. 3.7 1.8 44.4 39.3 22.2 21.4 29.6 37.5 0 0
The patient is more likely to book an appointment with another GP in future. 0 1.8 51.9 33.9 18.5 42.9 29.6 24.1 0 0
  1. Figures are percents.
  2. N = 83 (27 intervention group, 56 control group).