For example, look at the first trial listed below. Here you get the advice of Doctor A who is a general practitioner (medical school and residency but no specialized training in your particular problem) who is businesslike in bedside manner. Doctor A thinks that if you have treatment 1, you will have a 35% chance of a complete recovery. You also get advice from Doctor F, who is a specialist (medical school, residency, plus specialized training and supervised residency in your particular medical condition. Doctor F is also warm in bedside manner. Doctor F thinks that you have a 45% chance for a complete recovery if you choose Treatment 2. Which treatment would you select, treatment 1 or treatment 2?
To indicate your response, click one of the buttons below the item. If you
prefer Treatment 1, you should click closer to the left, and if you prefer
Treatment 2, you should click farther to the right. If both treatments seem
equal, you should click in the middle of the scale. The stronger your preference
for the second treatment, the farther to the right you should click.