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Table 3 Parent’s perception of the announcement of the diagnosis. Responses to the assessment scale questions

From: Why we need a process on breaking news of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: a mixed methods study

Sample n=64 n (%)
“What was the emotional impact of the announcement of the diagnosis on you?”
It was a shock  
 Agree strongly/Agree somewhat 37 (58)
 Disagree strongly/Disagree somewhat 13 (20)
 No answer 14 (22)
I felt guilty  
 Agree strongly/Agree somewhat 27 (42)
 Disagree strongly/Disagree somewhat 23 (36)
 No answer 14 (22)
I was angry  
 Agree/Agree somewhat 15 (23)
 Disagree/Disagree somewhat 31 (49)
 No answer 18 (28)
I was sad  
 Agree strongly/Agree somewhat 30 (46)
 Disagree strongly/Disagree somewhat 17 (27)
 No answer 17 (27)
I was concerned  
 Agree strongly/Agree somewhat 51 (80)
 Disagree strongly/Disagree somewhat 4 (6)
 No answer 9 (14)
I was relieved  
 Agree strongly/Agree somewhat 23 (36)
 Disagree strongly/Disagree somewhat 23 (36)
 No answer 18 (28)
“Did you think that your appreciation of the severity of the disease was different from the physician’s?”
 Agree strongly/Agree somewhat 34 (53)
 Disagree strongly/Disagree somewhat 23 (36)
 No answer 7 (11)