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Table 5 Participant understanding and engagement in the Families SHARE workbook

From: Evaluation of the Families SHARE workbook: an educational tool outlining disease risk and healthy guidelines to reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer

  Phase 1 Phase 2
(n = 35) (n = 36)
Understanding Min-Max M(SD) Min-Max M(SD)
Overall impressions 3–7 6.03 (1.15) 4–7 6.26 (0.95)
Sample family health history tree 1–7 5.89 (1.49) 3–7 6.61 (0.90)
Personal family health history tree 1–7 6.37 (1.24) 5–7 6.64 (0.59)
Disease risk algorithm 3–7 6.14 (1.03) 5–7 6.44 (0.77)
Health guidelines for risk reduction 4–7 6.76 (0.61) 5–7 6.81 (0.47)
Engagement % %
Able to assess personal risk using algorithm 91.4 100
Able to assess family members’ risk using algorithm 65.7 61.1
Talked to family to obtain family health history information 34.3 27.8
Talked with child’s father to obtain his family history information 31.3a 38.9
Talk with family regarding disease risk 5.7 19.4
  1. Abbreviations: M mean, SD standard deviation
  2. a3 responses missing