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Table 3 Questions asked in the survey for both gynecologists working at UAE+ and UAE- hospitals

From: Implementation of uterine artery embolization for symptomatic fibroids in the Netherlands: an inventory and preference study

Questionnaire statements Gynecologists in UAE+ hospitals (%) Gynecologists in UAE- hospitals (%) P-value
Implementation Answered yes Answered yes  
 Everybody with fibroids should be counseled for UAE. 98% (42/43) 88% (38/43) 0.20+
 I have doubts about the effectiveness of UAE. 0% (0/43) 40% (17/43) 0.00*
 I do not wish to transfer care to another specialist. 0% (0/43) 20% (9/43) 0.00+
Counseling Confirmed statement Confirmed statement  
 1.UAE causes more pain than other treatments. 51% (20/39) 74% (28/38) 0.04*
 2. UAE patients recover faster than hysterectomy patients and resume work faster. (true) 82% (32/39) 63% (24/38) 0.06*
 3. After a successful UAE, there is a 50% chance of secondary hysterectomy. (false) 46% (18/39) 87% (33/38) 0.00*
Counseling problems and difficulties Confirmed statement Confirmed statement  
 Option A: The patient does not choose to undergo UAE. 51% (22/43) 51% (22/43) 1.00*
 Option B: Logistics are too complicated. 21% (9/43) NA  
 Option C: I do not wish to refer my patient NA 5% (2/43)  
 Option D: It is too complicated to refer NA 7% (3/43)  
Counseling information Confirmed statement Confirmed statement  
 1.There is insufficient information available 23% (9/39) 47% (18/38) 0.03*
 2. I have sufficient knowledge 77% (30/39) 53% (20/38) 0.03*
  1. *P-value calculated with chi-square and Fisher’s exact (+) test