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Table 5 Acceptance of therapy switch to anti-IgE in relation to the quality of the established doctor–patient relationship

From: Use of narrative medicine to identify key factors for effective doctor–patient relationships in severe asthma

  Core Narratives Contingent Narratives Moral Narratives
Easy Difficult Evolved Easy Difficult Evolved Easy Difficult Evolved
Adult patients (N = 73) (N = 7) (N = 50) (N = 52 (N = 6) (N = 22) (N = 10) (N = 7) (N = 8)
 Activities restored 79% 43% 84% 58% 33% 45% 70% 57% 75%
  New therapy acceptance 58% 29% 52% 33% 17% 45% 80% 14% 75%
  New therapy refusal 11% 43% 10% 15% 17% 0% 10% 14% 13%
  No change therapy proposal 32% 29% 38% 52% 67% 55% 10% 71% 13%
Paediatric patients (N = 31) (N = 3) (N = 11) (N = 7) (N = 3) (N = 3) (N = 5) (N = 2) (N = 2)
 Activities restored 97% 33% 100% 71% 33% 100% 100% 50% 100%
  New therapy acceptance 39% 33% 9% 43% 33% 67% 40% 50% 0%
  New therapy refusal 23% 33% 55% 29% 0% 0% 20% 50% 0%
  No change therapy proposal 39% 33% 36% 29% 67% 33% 40% 0% 100%