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Table 1 Risk perception according to type of information compared to the Swiss guidelines

From: Effect of written outcome information on attitude of perinatal healthcare professionals at the limit of viability: a randomized study

GA (wks) Outcome Reference [9] Optimistic information, mean (+/−SD) P value* Pessimistic information, mean (+/−SD) P value**
23 Death 0.68 0.87 (0.15) < 0.001 0.90 (0.08) < 0.001
Profound impairment 0.39 0.77 (0.20) < 0.001 0.73 (0.21) < 0.001
Severe impairment 0.39 0.35 (0.32) NS 0.31 (0.31) NS
Without profound or severe disability 0.31 0.17 (0.20) < 0.001 0.08 (0.12) < 0.001
24 Death 0.40 0.71 (0.12) < 0.001 0.73 (0.13) < 0.001
Profound impairment 0.31 0.57 (0.24) < 0.001 0.57 (0.22) < 0.001
Severe impairment 0.33 0.46 (0.28) 0.002 0.38 (0.27) NS
Without profound or severe disability 0.35 0.27 (0.24) 0.03 0.17 (0.16) < 0.001
25 Death 0.24 0.50 (0.11) < 0.001 0.54 (0.08) < 0.001
Profound impairment 0.21 0.45 (0.24) < 0.001 0.40 (0.20) < 0.001
Severe impairment 0.24 0.51 (0.22) < 0.001 0.43 (0.22) < 0.001
Without profound or severe disability 0.54 0.35 (0.23) < 0.001 0.25 (0.18) < 0.001
  1. [9] Swiss Society of Neonatology, Berger, TM et al., Swiss Med Wkly 2011;141:w13280
  2. *Significant difference between Swiss recommendations (reference) and optimistic information. ** Significant difference between Swiss recommendations (reference) and pessimistic information