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Table 1 Median and mean scores for each question in DISCERN

From: Evaluation of the content quality of websites for recurrent aphthous ulcers and oral lichen planus

  RAU of CHN (77)
Median /mean
RAU of ENG (68)
Median /mean
OLP of CHN (57)
Median /mean
OLP of ENG (71)
Median /mean
1 aims clear 1/1.03 1/1.24 1/1.00 1
3 relevance 4/4.16 5/4.50 4/4.02 4/4.00
4 source 1/1.38 1/2.24 1/1.72 1/2.23
5 currency 3/2.35 3/2.47 3/2.68 3/3.23
6 balanced and unbiased 4/3.73 4/4.15 4/3.53 4/4.20
7 additional source 2/2.13 5/3.66 2/2.68 5/3.70
8 uncertainty 2/2.44 3/3.12 3/2.74 3/3.39
9 how the treatment works 2/2.13 1/1.50 2/2.11 1/1.59
10 benefits of treatment 2/2.30 3/2.90 2/2.19 2/2.07
11 risks of treatment 1/1.57 1/1.46 1/1.70 1/1.80
12 effects of no treatment 1/1.13 2/2.21 1/1.56 3/2.55
13 effects on life 2/1.95 3/2.38 2/1.91 3/2.28
14 alternative choices 5/4.12 5/4.47 4/3.54 5/4.04
15 shared decision 1/1.09 1/1.97 1/1.56 2/2.54
16 overall quality 3/2.56 3/2.90 3/2.54 3/3.04
  1. RAU recurrent aphthous ulcers, OLP oral lichen planus, CHN Chinese, ENG English. The 2nd question of DISCERN was evaluated according to the scores of the 1st question, which cannot be scored when question No.1 scored 1. The table does not cover the outcomes of the 2nd question